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158 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS • '56 JAGUAR XK 140 • '70 HEMI 'CUDA Keith Martin's t S or H L 1  COMES AFTER US! !VIER The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends


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IIIIII  IP" v,1 ri BENTLEY voloRcAR(uipyy www.symboliemotors.com SYMBOLIC NV' Currently available: • 1951 Ferrari 340 America Full restoration. Matching numbers. s/n: 0138/AM • 1959 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder Eligibible for Ferrari/Shell historic series. s/n: 1489GT 1pp • 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Recent, Fully documented restoration. s/n: 6303 I 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Comp Daytona" • 1 of 5 Alloy cars. Upgraded to series III specs. s/n: 14889 ill . %. 1980 Lotus 81 F-1 Ex. M. Andretti/De Angelis car. s/n: EL 81'3 • 1957 Mercedes 300SC Cabriolet Fully restored. Concours ready. • 1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Recent Full restoration. Near perfect condition. • 1961 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Older restoration. Disc brakes. s/n: 10002855 • 1992 Nissan 300ZX GTP Huge spares package including engines. s/n: 90 • 1973 Porsche 2.7RS Upgraded to RSR specifications. s/n: 911 360 0325 • 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback CA black plate car. Documented w/427 "side-oiler" • 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback Fully restored. Matching numbers. • 1950 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Fully restored. Grand Sport cabriolet. s/n:102028 • 1987 Tyrell F-1 Fully sorted and ready to race.°437.5 Lifer Cosworth. - 05 7440 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla, CA 92037 • Ph. 858.454.1800 • Fax. 858.454.1890


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AUCTION UPCOMING AUC SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2005 PRIVATE COLLECTION OF TOM & MARLENE STACKHOUSE Simcoe, Ontario SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2005 MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL FALL CLASSIC CAR AUCTION Novi, Michigan OCTOBER 21-23, 2005 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FALL CLASSIC CAR AUCTION Toronto, Ontario JANUARY 20, 2006 VINTAGE MOTOR CARS IN ARIZONA Phoenix, Arizona FEBRUARY 10-12, 2006 BOCA RATON COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION Boca Raton, Florida MARCH 11,2006 VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT AMELIA ISLAND Amelia Island, Florida AUGUST 18-19, 2006 MONTEREY SPORTS & CLASSIC CAR AUCTION Monterey, California F r T c MARCH 2006 The Largest Privately Held Collection Of JOHNNY CASH MEMOROBILIA MAY 2006 THE BRUCKER COLLECTION Von Dutch, Robert Williams and Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Artwork and Memorobilia APRIL 7-9, 2006 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL SPRING CLASSIC CAR AUCTION Toronto, Ontario APRIL 21-23, 2006 MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPRING CLASSIC CAR AUCTION Novi, Michigan AUGUST 5, 2006 VINTAGE MOTOR CARS AT MEADOW BROOK HALL Rochester, Michigan OFFERING THE WORLD'S FINEST MOTOR CARS ir 800-211-4371 www.rmauctions.com ONE CLASSIC CAR DRIVE, BLENHEIM ONTARIO, CANADA NOP 1A0  FAX 519-351-1337  infogrmauctions com


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"THE, ERSHEYAUCTI DON WILLIAMS, RICHIE CLYNE, & DEAN KRUSE Proudly Present Loc.:tied At THE GIANT (TITER IIERSIIVE PENNSVIAANi t OCTOBER 5th - 8th 2005 1954 CHRYS FORMERLY OWNED BY B NEVADA OFFICE Rob Williams www.hersheyauction.com Phone: (702) 794-3174 Fax: (702) 369-7430 e-mail: rob@hersheyauction.com •■■■ i 1.4‘" 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER 110 SIX PACK 1930 DITSENBERG J 11111P111. TOWN CAR 1957 FORD 1-BIRD 1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 1929 MERCEDES SSK 1930 1111E9ENIIIERG J JUI1 CALIFORNIA OFFICE Chris Clarke Phone: (925) 736-3444 Fax: (925) 736-4375 e-mail: cclarke@hersheyauction.com rtItic 1927 ROLLS ROYCE PI DINDOVERS TOIMER 1958 OLDSMOBILE CONVERTIBLE .HEVROLET . OPEN SEDAN CHEVELLE SPORT COLP 1938 LIMOUSINE ■ — — • p. -  1903 111111.11C  TONNEAU  •  .  1903 110LSMAN . ' 1906 INTLIIN ANON H. ...ttemmitiettkingstitsitsak. 1931 CH IA HOLEY 5-WINDOM COL PE 19-17 DELAHAIE CABRIOLET convErrE 1318 NO ICIAlln I No ICI,%1  No MAI In I  1441), NO


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Keith Martin's Sp The Insider's Guide to Collecting, Investing, Values and Trends ort s ar October 2005 . Volume 17 . Number 10 COLLECTOR CAR PROFILES 40 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Coupe At $410k, Sotheby's gets twice the going rate. Steve Ahlgrim 44 1956 Jaguar XK 140 "MC" Roadster Racy, older restoration brings top money at $72k. Gary Anderson 48 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Curvaceous GI worth $50k in '89, just $30k today. Keith Martin 50 1969 Lancia Fulvia HF Fanalone $72k evidence that collectors are taking notice. Ed Godshalk 52 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Scam-a-Lot $125k for a Gullwing? Not so fast. Steve Serio 56 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Coupe A market-correct $190k buys an icon. Colin Corner 58 1940 Maserati 8CL Indy Car $2.2m gets you a Grand Prix car with Indy provenance. Thor Thorson 158 CARS RATED BY OUR EXPERTS 62 Sotheby's, Maranello, Italy Below average sales rate still results in above average total. Martin Emmison 68 Mecum, St. Charles, IL A big weekend at Bloomington Gold equals $9.1m in sales. Daniel Grunwald 72 Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK After a half century of neglect, Bug Type 59 brings $2.4m. Richard Hudson-Evans 78 Kensington Motors, Bridgehampton, NY 1955 300SL roadster accounts for a third of total sales. Donald Osborne 82 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, UK Rare short chassis DB6 sets the bar high in the land of AM. Richard Hudson-Evans 88 Mecum, St. Paul, MN A varied selection sees Minnesotans part with $1.8m. B. Mitchell Carlson and Mont Ann Peterson 92 Kruse International, Auburn, IN In its second year the Corvette-only sale has a ways to go. Daniel Grunwald 94 eBay Motors How much would you pay for a toasted Diablo'? Geoff Archer Cover photograph: PM Auctions


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Bonham17 Er BUTTERFIELDS AUCTIONEERS Er APPRAISERS An Important Sale of Fine Autornobilia Thurday October 6, 7pm Hershey, PA We are now accepting consignments for 2005 and invite you to join us. Preview Thursday October 6, 3pm Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce a sale of fine automobilia at the historic Hotel Hershey. To consign your property, please contact one of the following specialists or consultants . Mark Osborne +1 (415) 391 4000 mark.osborne@bonhams.com Andrew Reilly +1 (415) 503 3285 andrew reilly@bonhams com Toby Wilson +011 44 (0) 20 7313 3147 toby.wilson@bonhams.com Pictured: William Butterfield Ill collection of fine pre-war car brochures. •  -  , 4 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco California 94103 +1 (415) 391 4000 Ill="  Bonhams & Butterfields +1 (415) 391 4040 fax www.bon ha ms.com/us 0 2005, Bonhams & Buttedields Auctioneers Corp Ali rights reserved PA Ltcense No AU004079


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Grand Sport body is about all that makes this a Corvette Everything else is aftermarket or newly made Lots invested, but really tough to price, tough to sell, too —Daniel Grunwald's report on Mecum's Bloomington Corvette auction begins on p. 68. COLUMNS 12 Shifting Gears Keith Martin 14 Crossing The Block Stefan Lombard 16 The Inside Line Kristen Hall-Geisler 24 Affordable Classic: 1970-77 Mercury Capri Rob Sass 26 Legal Files: Race Track Liability John Draneas 38 Collecting Thoughts: Vintage Dragsters Paul Duchene 42 Sheehan Speaks: Skyrocketing Ferrari Restoration Costs Michael Sheehan 46 English Patient: Many Concours, Many Styles Gary Anderson 54 Porsche Gesprach: Report from the 50th Porsche Parade Jim Schrager 99 Motobilia: Record Prices for Gas Globes Carl Bomstead 100 Bike Buys: 1985-86 Honda VF1000R Paul Duchene 114 eWatch: Replacement Smoke for Brit Cars Carl Bomstead New England 1000 FEATURES 8c DEPARTMENTS 14 Auction Calendar 18 You Write, We Read 22 Neat Stuff 30 Our Cars 32 License to Collect: Glen Mounger 34 SCM Picks: New England 1000 36 Gearhead: Steve Haas, Senior Manager, eBay Motors 45 20 Year Picture 70 Glovebox Notes: 2006 Dodge Charger Rh f Herni, 2005 Chrysler Crossfire LTD 95 Fresh Meat: 2006 BMW M5, 2005 Ferrari F430, 2005 Porsche 997 96 Price Guide: American Cars 102 Mystery Photo 103 Comments With Your Renewal CLASSIFIEDS 20 Display Advertisers Index 104 Showcase Gallery 108 Resource Directory


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41/ 1ZZ JAGUAR SELECT EDITION CERTIFIED ra_v> r2ze aeeteeitA WINNER? 2005 BEST CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED LUXURY PROGRAM* For the fourth year in a row, judged against 26 luxury programs. Now, how can you resist? www.jaguarusa.com/selectedition  "InrelliChoice; Inc., www.inrellichoice.com , September 2004 review of 26 manufacturer programs. 02005 Jaguar Cars.


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Shifting Gears Keith Martin  Shredding Rubber and Shedding Parts I took the SCM 1963 Corvette split-window out for a spin last week, a shake-down for this year's running of the Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally. I stopped to pick up my good friend Steve Sargent, who, although not a full-bore car guy, does drive a four-cylinder BMW Z3 convertible in addition to the practical Volvo and Subaru wagons his family of five requires. He slid into the 'Vette, noting the "safety by Gillette" protruding lip over the glovebox and the nearly useless lap belts. I revved the car to 3,000 rpm and dropped the clutch, leaving twin bad-boy strips of rubber in front of his house, and no doubt being a less-than-ideal adult role model for his 18-year-old son Josh. I was in the mood to demonstrate to Sargent just what makes these old muscle cars so desirable: the raw power, the primitive directness of the steering and the brakes, and the visceral sensations they offer as they gather speed. Everything  was working just fine until the throttle linkage fell off. STRANDED As I searched under the hood for the missing nut and washer that secure the throttle rod to the carburetor, Sargent asked me again to explain just how special these cars were. "Is being stopped on the side of the road with the hood up, burning your hands as you try to find pieces that have fallen off the car part of the fun?" he asked churlishly. I replied that partsshedding was just what old cars did, kind of like the way trees lose their Lutz to Martin: "You journalists were wrong, as usual, about the rear window." leaves in the fall. And that if he didn't behave himself, I'd send him back to his little limp-wristed Z3 with its thimble-sized pistons. After all, it takes a real man to be able to walk up and down the street looking for a tiny washer amidst all the detritus. Schooled by years of searching for similarly cast-off parts on the side of the road, I found the washer quickly. Sargent got some bailing wire from his basement and we fabricated a temporary fix to the linkage, which got us to a nearby hardware store. A few minutes later we had a Nylock 10/32 nut in hand, installed it, and were back on the road. Far better to have had this happen before the rally began than to be stranded 200 miles from anywhere. We vintage car fanatics always say things like that. We don't say, "Oh, this car will never let me down." Rather, we are grateful when the inevitable breakdown is accompanied by the golden parachute of good weather and convenient location. STING RAY ON THE ROAD After nearly a year and several thousands of miles behind the wheel of the Corvette, it just gets better and better. SCMer Dave Stewart and I bought the car together from the Chevy Store here in Portland, OR, and spent the first few months getting the engine and suspension—especially the rear—sorted out. While the car had had a decent cosmetic restoration to a #2 standard some time ago, it had simply not been used enough to bring all the systems up to an acceptable level for regular driving. 12  I was at a breakfast in Portland with GM vice chairman Bob Lutz a few weeks ago, and showed him the car. He remarked that it was "just like the show car, Sebring Silver with a black interior, and spinner wheel covers." A few days later, I got this e-mail from him: "I still remember where I was and what I was doing when I saw the first published pictures of the Sting Ray. It almost single-handedly caused me to want to work for GM, which, nine months later, I did!" With a 327/325 engine, the car is well-balanced and handles acceptably, although the independent rear has its moments of uncertainty. The drum brakes work well enough; current-day wimps who whine about the inadequacies of drums should grow up and realize that vintage cars are vintage cars. Drum brakes worked well for over 50 years, you just have to adjust your driving techniques to accommodate them. I'm looking forward to the 600-mile Shelton rally, and if a car could dream, I imagine the 'Vette is as well. It will have the long, empty roads of the Oregon high desert as its own for three days, in search of adventure. FIATS, THINGS, SAABS AND PACERS The saga of the SCM Fiat 2100 sedan will resume next issue. Currently in the keeping of Dick Messer at the Petersen Museum in L.A., it is scheduled to be driven to Monterey by AutoWeek:s. Mark Vaughn and Fiat enthusiast Martin Swig. "I was looking for a vintage car to drive during the historic weekend," said Vaughn. "Messer suggested the Fiat, and since it's been driven all the way from Ohio, I assume by now it's pretty reliable and there's not much that can go wrong." "Dream on," was our advice to him. Be sure your cell phone is charged and you've got the Fiat's Hagerty Protection Network towing service membership card in the glovebox. It's housecleaning time at the SCM garage, so our fabled—or near-fabled anyway—VW Thing and two-stroke Saab 96 have to go. We'll be putting both on eBay in the next few weeks. We've got a few cars in mind to replace them with, ranging from a nice round-taillight BMW 2002 to a decent Ferrari Daytona. If you've got a line on either, please e-mail me, keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com . The SCM Pacer has gone to a new home, or at least to a temporary holding pen. As we wrote a couple of months back, we found the 1977 wagon at a garage sale outside Tacoma, WA, in surprisingly good condition, and snapped it up for $1,400. The bidding on eBay was spirited, and we got more than a few e-mails from Pacer fanatics who had a lot to say but no money to spend. A common thread in their communications was that the Pacer was a great car that was simply misunderstood and ahead of its time, the Honda Element of its era. Our response was that both when new and today, 30 years later, it's the only car you look good in wearing a clown suit. After 26 bids, the car sold for $2,750 to SCMer Doug Kelsay of Texas. He has stored the car with a friend in nearby Newberg, OR, and plans to fly up and drive it home. We hope he enjoys driving the car as much as we did, and has a fake red nose to wear along the way.• Sports Car Market


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Crossing the Block Preview Bonhams—Goodwood Revival 41111.111111111.1.11191 Where: Sussex, UK When: September 16 Web: bonhams.com What to expect: 1928 Bugatti Type 35B, piloted to victory by William Grover-Williams in the first Monaco Grand Prix. Campaigned thereafter by Rene Dreyfus, #4914 is considered to be the most original and unspoiled Bugatti racer in the world MidAmericaTexas Motorcycle Auction Where: Arlington, TX When: September 23-24 Web: midamericaauctions.com What to expect: 1969 Triumph Trident, restored first edition with matching numbers; 1952 HarleyDavidson FL; 1927 Velocette KSS H & 11 Classic Car Auctions— Dick Van Dijk Collection Motobilia RM—Stackhouse Collection Where: Delhi, Ontario, CAN When: September 14-18 Web: rmauctions.com What to expect: One of the largest automobilia collections in the world, including mascots and hood ornaments, period tin toys, pedal cars and approximately 700 porcelain and tin signs Where: London, UK When: October 3 Web: classic-auctions.co.uk What to expect: 1931 MercedesBenz 370S Manheim Cabriolet; 1936 Jaguar SS 100 2.5 Liter; 1926 Hispano Suiza H6B Landaulet Kruse — Hershey 2005 Where: Hershey, PA When: October 6-8 Auction Calendar All dates listed are current at time of publication. Contact information for most auction companies may be found in the Resource Directory at the back of this issue. Please confirm dates and locations before attending any event. E-mail auction info to: stefan@sportscarmarket.com EIVIBE2 New York - Sep. 9-11 RAND/WORKMAN - New York England - Sep. 10 BONHAMS - Beaulieu Ontario - Sep. 14 RM - Delhi England - Sep. 16 BONHAMS - Chichester Texas - Sep. 17 MIDAMERICA - Arlington England - Sep. 19-20 BARONS - Surrey England - Sep. 20-21 H&H - Buxton Michigan - Sep. 23-25 RM - Novi Texas - Sep. 23-24 KRUSE - Fredericksburg Minnesota - Sep. 23-24 MIDAMERICA - Minneapolis Oregon - Oct. 1 SILVER - Portland England - Oct. 3 - London Pennsylvania - Oct. 6-8 KRUSE - Hershey Pennsylvania - Oct. 7 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS - Hershey Mississippi - Oct. 7-8 KRUSE - Biloxi New Mexico - Oct. 7-8 SANTIAGO - Albuquerque Illinois - Oct. 14-15 MECUM - St. Charles Missouri - Oct. 14-16 COX - Branson Tennessee - Oct. 15 KRUSE - Monteagle Ontario - Oct. 21-23 RM - Mississauga England - Oct. 24-25 BARONS - Surrey Nevada - Oct. 28-29 KRUSE - Las Vegas 14 England - Nov. 4 BONHAMS - London Indiana - Nov. 4-6 KRUSE - Auburn South Carolina - Nov. 5 POTTS - Hilton Head Island Washington - Nov. 5 SILVER - Spokane California - Nov. 12 BONHAMS & BUTTERFIELDS - Los Angeles Arizona - Nov. 12-13 SILVER - Fort McDowell Texas - Nov. 18-20 KRUSE - Dallas Florida - Nov. 19-20 MCCORMICK - Palm Springs England - Nov. 22-23 H&H - Buxton Where: Monteagle, TN When: October 15 Web: kruse.com What to expect: 1957 Fuelie Corvette, one of 102 equipped with an automatic transmission; a trio of black Chevy Bel Air convertibles from 1955, '56 and '57. Sports Car Mark Missouri - Dec. 2-4 MECUM - Kansas City Oklahoma - Dec. 3-4 SANTIAGO - Oklahoma City England - Dec. 5 BONHAMS - London England - Dec. 5-6 BARONS - Surrey England - Dec. 6 CHRISTIE'S -. London Switzerland - Dec. 17 BON HAMS - Gstaad Where: St. Charles, IL When: October 14-15 Web: mecumauction.com What to expect: 1971 Plymouth Hemi Challenger 4-speed; 1969 Plymouth GTX Hemi with a 4-speed, one of five convertibles built; 1967 Corvette, 427/400 with a/c Kruse International— Bobby Wiggins Collection Web: kruse.com What to expect: 1930 Duesenberg J Murphy Long Wheelbase Town Car; 1954 Howard Hughesowned Chrysler New Yorker with just 1,600 miles Mecum-10th Annual Chicago Fall Premier


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C; A  41M=1 c_ 4111111MIIMINII A l; T ) - 11•1 ■1111•1. H & H Classic Auctions are proud to present a very special sale... D < Va 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia CT 1929 Alm Silver Eagle 1935 Alvis Tourer (RHD) 1921 Amilcar (RHD) 1916 American La France Speedster 1966 Aston Martin DB6 1959 Aston Martin DBMk3 Convertible 1935 Auburn 851 SC Boat-tail Speedster 1932 Auburn Boat-tail Speedster 1903 Beeston Humber (Humberette) 1954 Bentley MKVI Sedanca by Gurney Nutting 1948 Bentley MK6 Special 1926 Cadillac Model 314 Coupe 1931 Cadillac Fleetwood Sports Roadster V12 1930/1931 Cord L29 Convertible 1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 Elden Formula Vee 1912 Empire Roundabout Roadster 1983 Ferrari 400i 1988 Ford RS200 1956 Ford Thunderbird 1931 Ford Model 'k Cabriolet 1966 Ford GT40 D Coupe MkV 1968 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 1934 Frazer Nash TT Replica 1926 Hispano Suiza H68 Landaulet (Th DU Co ecto An auction of 60 Fine Historic Motor Cars from one of the best private collections in the UK. 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet 1995 Chevrolet Corvette V8 1929 Chrysler Imperial 80 Roadster 1942 Dodge WC 47 1936 Jaguar SS 100 1957 Jaguar XK140 Coupe 1976 Jaguar XJC 4.2 two Door Coupe 1962 Jaguar Mk2 Saloon 3.8 1962 Jaguar  1955 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster 1963 Jensen 541S Coupe 1973 Jensen Interceptor III 1934 Lagonda 2.0 HC Four Seat Tourer 1967 Lotus Racecar 1924 Marmon Special Racecar 'Big 6' 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 1931 Mercedes-Benz 370S Mannheim 1952 Mercedes-Benz 220S Cabriolet 1951 Mercedes-Benz 220S4 Door Saloon MONDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, LONDON. KEEP CHECKING OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER EVENT INFORMATION PLUS A COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS. Another world record shattered by H&H We are proud to report the world-record breaking sale price achieved for the 1934 Lagonda M45 Rapide Le Mans team car, pictured here. Some £155,000 over bottom estimate, the £435,000 sale price was reached at our highly successful Buxton auction on July 27th. Dick Van Dijk collection which is currently being Knight Frank www.knightfrank.co.uk photographed at The Moat' property offered for sale by the joint agents: Charles Clark & Co. AGRICULTURAL 8. RURAL PROPERTY AGENTS www.charlesclark.co.uk www.classic-auctions.com H&H Classic Auctions Ltd. Whitegate Farm Hatton Lane, Hatton, Cheshire WA4 45Z Tel: +44 (0)1925 730630 Fax: +44 (0)1925 730830 info@classic-auctions.co.uk 4E1 mairiti,  orType 3.8 Flat Floor Roadster 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE Coupe 1947 Mercury Eight Convertible 1960 MG A 1600 Roadster 1937 Nash La Fayette 1943 Nash Healey Coupe 1912 Napier T46 Fixed Head Coupe 1918 Oakland Model 34 Roadster 1968 Opel GT 1900S 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Super 1939 Plymouth Coupe 1966 Triumph TR4 A 'IRS (RHD) 1974 Triumph TR6 1973 Triumph GT6 Mk3 1946 Triumph 1800 Roadster (RHD) 1997 TVR Chimera diti4 _ - 14


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SCM Happenings • Editor Keith Martin returns for the third year to share emcee duties with Edward Herrman at the Kirkland Concours on September 10. The concours is held on the shores of Lake Washington, where 80 autos will be displayed and judged. There will be a special Fabulous Fifties class, as well as cars from the Blackhawk Collection. www .kirklandconcours .com. (WA) Events • A British Hog Roast will be held September 16, the night before the Goodwood Revival races. Proceeds will benefit the Honeypot for underprivileged children. Alain de Cadenet personally promises that "anyone from the good ol' US of A will not be disappointed in any way." Go prove him right. Tickets are £50 ($100). www.goodwood.co .uk/revival. (UK) • The Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, GA, will host the Atlanta Classic & Exotic Auto Exposition on September 17. The event—one day this year, as opposed to last year's two—will feature a wide variety of classic, exotic, and vintage vehicles, hot rods, concept cars, and a "speed exhibit area" for modern and vintage racers. www.autoexposition.com. (GA) • The 2005 Concours d'Elegance held September 18 in Geneva, IL, will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The eclectic display of 150 cars will range from a 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom Ito a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. www.genevaconcours.org. (IL) • Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd. Classic Motorcars and Skip Barber Racing School have partnered to organize a one-day Introduction to Racing program for women only. The instruction will take place at Lime Rock Park race track on September 19. 203.852.1670, www.degarmoltd .com/raceday. (CT) 16  • The Amici Americani Della Mille Miglia presents the Mille Autunno September 22-25. Cars at least 25 years old will drive 1,000 miles through five Sierra passes. 415.479.9950, wwvv.californiamille.com . (CA) • The 90-vehicle Fairfield County Concours d'Elegance will be held this year on September 25 in Westport, CT. The theme of the event is Preserving the Classics, with cars procured by Miles Morris, former Senior VP at Christie's. 203.227.7988, www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com. (CT) • Phil Hill will judge and Alain de Cadenet will emcee the New York City Concours d'Elegance to be held in Central Park on September 30-October 2. A 1947 Ferrari 125, the first Ferrari sold to the public, will be on display, as well as a Ford GT40 and a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special roadster. 212.319.0800, www.nycconcoursdelegance.com . (NY) • Belleville, IL will host its an- nual Chili Cook-Off and Classic Car Show from September 30October 1. Over the weekend, 42 classes of cars will be displayed and judged, with a cruise-in on Sunday, October 2 hosted by the Gear Jammers. 618.233.2015. (IL) • The inaugural Muscle Car 1000, held October 4-8, begins in Newport Beach, CA, and ends at the Petersen Museum in L.A. Camaros, Firebirds, 'Cudas, and Roadrunners will be among the 30 autos in this event. 949.470.9880, www.musclecar1000.com. (CA) • The Classic Sports Racing Group will host the CSRG Charity Challenge October 14-16. In addition to vintage, CanAm, and other races, threelap ride-alongs in classic cars will be offered. Proceeds go to Speedway Children's Charities. 925.736.2823, www.csrgracing .org. (CA) News • PAX Television (which has recently changed its name to i Television) will air the Kruse Auburn Fall Classic Car Auction and Show September 30 from 3:00-4:00 p.m., and again October 1 from 5:00-6:00 a.m. The crew filmed during September 2-4 weekend, highlighting the 200,000 spectators and approximately 5,000 collector cars. www.kruse.com. • A $100,000 capital grant was awarded to McPherson College's Auto Restoration Technology Program by The Collectors Foundation, a non-profit corporation serving the long-term interests of collector vehicles. The grant will fund expansion and upgrades to the college's teaching facilities. The Foundation also earmarked $10,000 for two scholarships for Transportation Design majors at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. www.collectorsfoundation.org.• calendar of Events Kirkland Concours d'Elegance - Sep. 10 kirklandconcours.com (WA) Run to the Reno Air Races - Sep. 14-17 lemaymuseum.org (OR) Goodwood Revival - Sep. 16-18 goodwood.co.uk (UK) Glenmoor Gathering - Sep. 16-18 glenmoorgathering.com (OH) Atlanta Classic & Exotic Auto Expo - Sep. 17 autoexposition.com (GA) Geneva Concours d'Elegance - Sep. 18 geneyaconcours.org (IL) Forza Mille - Sep. 18-23 yiatagerallies.com (ME) The Mille Autunno - Sep. 22-25 californiamille.com (CA) Fairfield Co. Concours d'Elegance - Sep. 25 fairfieldcountyconcours.com (CT) NYC Concours d'Elegance - Sep. 30 nycconcoursdelegance.com (NY) Muscle Car 1000- Oct. 4-8 musdecar1000.com (CA) CSRG Charity Challenge - Oct. 14-16 csrgrocing.org (CA) Mountain Mille - Oct. 16-21 yintagerallies.com (WV) The Great San Francisco to Santa Monica Open Road Race - Oct. 20-23 californiamille.com (CA) Le Mans Classic Japan - Oct. 28-30 lemans.org (JP) Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance - Nov. 3-6 hhiconcours.com (SC) Muscle Car 1000 Sports Car Market


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You Write We Read All letters are subject to editing. Please address correspondence to SCM, PO Box 16130. Portland, OR 97292. Fax 503.253.2234, e-mail: youwrite@sportscarmarket.com BRITISH RACING HERITAGE Dear SCM: As an owner of a '69 MGC, '73 Jaguar XJ-6, '74 JensenHealey, and a '73 MGB, I can relate to the points raised about British cars in Gary Anderson's article about why we love English cars (July, p. 40). But I believe he left out an important factor: racing. It is my impression that the British have raced all of their many marques at some time, and the racing heritage has always appealed to me. Our son drove our Jaguar while at the University of Arizona, and would receive many admiring comments on the car, but also many would ask why he didn't put a Chevy engine in it. Well, because the basic engine design that powered this Jaguar was the same that won Le Mans five times. How many times has Chevrolet powered the winning car? (No offense to Corvette, because they are a force in modern Le Mans competition.) The British raced everything they built, from the three-wheel Morgan to Bentleys, and everything in between.—Louis Astroth, Phoenix, AZ THE CONTENTIOUS CORVETTE Dear SCM: I enjoy John Draneas's column very much. I own and operate an RV dealership in northern Michigan, and I buy, restore and sell (on a very small scale) British cars as a hobby. I see the point of his recent column (August, p. 26) from both sides of the sale. This guy pays 85 grand for the car, then complains about another eight grand for repairs? That is really pretty minor in the overall picture. He just paid his "initiation dues" to Corvette ownership. Hopefully, it really is "numbers-matching" and not running with a restamped engine block. You say you "like our reader's 18 Sports Car Market Editor & Publisher General Manager Art Director KEITH MARTIN DAVID SLAMA MASTEN ONODAY Editorial Manager Senior Copy Editor Auction Editor Copy Editor KRISTEN HALL-GEISLER JEFF SABATINI STEFAN LOMBARD BILL NEILL Senior Auction Analysts DAVE KINNEY Auction Analysts RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS JOHN APEN B. MITCHELL CARLSON DANIEL GRUNWALD Contributing Editors "The basic engine design that powered this Jaguar was the same that won Le Mans five times" chances (in a lawsuit)." I respectfully disagree. The key is that he bought the car before driving it. He got emotionally involved with the idea of owning the Corvette and he stopped thinking, and that is where the trouble lies, not with the dealer. How many miles on the car? Was it restored? If it was an "original" car, then it would be expected to overheat in traffic (they did when new), and have fuel injection problems and fuel leaks. You're right: pre-inspection, test drive, proper contract, then money. If the reader has a chance in a lawsuit, it's because people have a hard time accepting responsibility for their decisions and assume the dealer screwed the guy. I say the dumbass is the guy who can afford 85 large for a 40-year-old Viagara dose, but not 500 bucks to have an unbiased inspection. The buyer is completely at fault. The guys reading Sports Car Market need to be educated. Boy, do I feel better now!—Kevin Brinkerhoff Traverse City, MI John Draneas responds: Kevin, you make excellent points about how buyers should be smart enough to protect themselves. I agree wholeheartedly that buyers should always get these cars inspected in advance, and that they should be aware and realistic about the characteristics of what really are used cars. But we have come a long way from the days of "buyer beware," and the law is perfectly willing to hold sellers accountable for what they say about the cars they are selling. As much as Jam trying to educate the buyers, I am also trying to educate the sellers, so they don't think they can make unsupportable statements about their cars and expect that a judge will bail them out by putting the shoe on the buyer 's foot. And they didn't, and don't, all overheat. Thanks for writing—I do agree with you for the most part. And thanks the most for reading. €, AND E Dear SCM: I am a current subscriber with a suggestion for the reporting of foreign auction results. The summary of the auction should list what currency the auction was conducted in and then report on the cars using the sale price in that currency. The auctions typically simultaneously list the price in several currencies, including U.S. dollars, euros, yen, and pounds. The ratios that the auction company uses to convert the currency should also be stated. The system could also be used for reporting on U.S. auctions. 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In U.S. dollars, that car sold for less money, but in pounds it may have stayed the same or increased. The price difference could be due entirely to the currency valuation. If the results were reported in the actual currency and the prices used of other currencies, then I could make my own conclusions as to the valuation of the car. I would assume that the aver- age Sports Car Market subscriber is a little more intelligent than the average person and would appreciate this more accurate way of reporting. As a side note, the magazine is fantastic, very thorough. More auction results would be even better; you can never have too much information.—Erik Westerberg, Gurnee, IL. Erik, over the past two decades we have experimented with a variety of ways to report sales in multiple currencies. In every instance, the sheer amount of information (at least four prices for each car) bogs down the page and makes it a difficult read. For most of the world, the USD is still king, and we have decided to keep our reports in that currency. Further, with the web, it is easy to find out exactly what a foreign currency was trading at relative to the dollar on any given day. For instance, go to www.oanda.com/convert/fichistory to research exchange rates for 164 currencies, going back to I990.—ED. GET OUT YOUR CRYSTAL BALL Dear SCM: After 30-plus years of buying and selling and loving collectable cars, it's the insightful articles in your July edition that keep me subscribing to your excellent magazine. In fact, yours and Hemmings Motor News are the only two I subscribe to anymore. Your article on why we own British cars really hit home. My first car, as a senior in high school, was a 1957 MGA. I did not hang with the souped-up shoe-box Chevrolet crowd, that's for sure, and enjoyed the insight Gary Anderson shared on why we all were motivated to purchase these often ridiculous cars. (Over the years I owned several English cars from the era of my youth: '56 Austin-Healey, '51 Jaguar XK 120, '67 Triumph TR4, '65 Sunbeam Tiger, '67 Mini Cooper S, and have ended up with the most impractical of them all, a '48 MGTC.) I came back to the Brit cars even though I owned a number of American collector cars as well. One of the main reasons, in the old days, is they were cheap, which is why we owned them back in the 1960s in the first place. about to burst, and I believe the same may be true for old cars" Speaking of cheap, I also appreciated the insight into the market that only your magazine delivers in the editorial "Where Have All the Cheap Cars Gone?" (July, p. 10). I started a bit of a debate in the National Woodie Club last year when I suggested to the growing number of well-heeled elite members who speculate on finished cars in that club that they have driven the price of these cars beyond the ability of normally financed people to buy and enjoy (I single handedly brought back a '47 Mercury wagon from the dead years ago, and now few members are doing that level of personal work anymore). I agree with your statement that eBay has been a big factor in marketing cars and may well mean the wild swings of the '90s in values may be a thing of the past. I have an alternative suggestion as to what may happen to the hobby in the next few years. Collecting old cars and other toys, like vacation homes, depends on a group of people with lots of extra cash. With an economy dependent on mostly real estate speculation, it only would take something like high enough oil prices to send it into a major depression. The first things that would be cast off would be the extras, such as vacation homes, whose prices would drop as they were being sold off to continue cash flow. So, too, may the cars that speculators have acquired. The housing bubble is said to be about to burst, and I believe the same may be true for old cars. We meek may not inherit the earth any time soon, but if the economy takes its nose dive, as it


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is known to do now and then, we may finally be able to get another Woodie at a good price. As the owner of a collector car that has virtually stayed still in value for some 20 years now, I may not be the best person to glimpse the future, but I look forward to seeing who is right. I hope you are... I need to be able to justify the ton of money I am sinking into the IC. Keep up the excellent work in analyzing the old car market. I remain a loyal subscriber.— Bill Schmidt, Sacramento CA READING BETWEEN THE LINES Dear SCM: Just got the August '05 issue, and am reading cover-to-cover, as I always do. Regarding your description of the '52 Ford Sunliner sold by RM in Toronto this last April (August, p. 90), the badging described as "conflicting" would be correct. Ford Sunliners in '52 and '53 were one of the three models of the Crestline series (the other two less-expensive series were the Mainline and the Customline). The other two Crestlines were the Victoria and Country Squire. For '54, the Slcyliner was added to the Crestline series. In '52, the Crestline badge appeared on the front fender just forward of the doors and above the body side molding. The Sunliner badge appeared on the chrome strip on the top of the door.—Tim Buko, Strasburg, PA IN DEFENSE OF THE 912 Dear SCM: As an owner of several Porsches, it was with great interest that I started to read Jim Schrager's article "Five Porsches to Avoid at Any Cost." (August, p. 50) I was really slowed down by the first car, "A 912 with a Bad Motor." This section should have been titled "A 356C or 912 with a Bad Motor" since in the engine area, they are the same. Realistically, nobody with an interest in four-cylinder Porsches would pass up a 356 with a nonturning engine, and a 912 with the October 2005  "Nobody with an interest in same problem should merit almost the same interest. The assumption here is that otherwise the car was acceptable. As you know, 912s are gathering a pretty strong following and their prices are climbing. Even the four-cylinder, air-cooled engines are not cheap to completely rebuild, but this task is almost always cheaper than extensive body or interior repairs. I'm always on the lookout for a 356 or 912 with a "noisy" or "locked up" engine. The rest of the article seemed dead-on, and SCM is, as always, unfailingly interesting.—Stan Bonnesen, Grand Rapids, MN. Stan, it comes down to price. At the right number, yes, we could all be interested in a 912 with a stuck engine. But it would have to be very cheap indeed. —ED. SASQUATCH DRIVES A SERIES 1 1/2 Dear SCM: I am looking for some information further to your annual price guide. In the guide, you refer to Jag E-type Series I, and Series II. However, no mention is made of series 1 1/2. I ask because I am looking at a 1968 Etype coupe. It appears to be configured just as a Series I (e.g., engine, lighting, dash toggle switches and layout, seats, triple SU carbs). However, the headlights are open. This is what I presume is called a series 1 1/2. The question is, what is the price range for this car? I presume it is somewhere between your range for the Series I cars and the lower value of the Series II cars. Can you provide some advice?— Mark Drexler, via e-mail Gary Anderson responds: Answering the first part of your question, 1 refer to Illustrated Jaguar Buyers' Guide by Mike Cook, who was U.S. marketing director for Jaguar in the '60s, so he should know He writes: "During Series I production, a number of mechanical changes were made, basically in two stages. First, in 1964, came the 4.2-liter engine...with an allsynchro 4-speed gearbox... twin SU fuel pumps... and a Lockheed brake servo....Cosmetic changes in the original 4.2 included thicker seats...and the dash center and console... were now fabriccovered. "The second group of changes, made for the 1968 model year, were primarily to meet US. federal safety and emissions standards. Most noticeable outside were the removal of the clear glass headlight covers ....The big- gest differences were under the hood. The row of three 2-inch SU carburetors were replaced by an unimposing pair of Zenith-Stromberg units.... "These first stage changes led to some owners calling later Series Is series I 1/2. This is not a correct designation. It was never used by the factory and is not a term recognized by the Jaguar Clubs of North America for judging. In any case, changes were not incorporated all at once and cars will be found with mixtures of old and new features." four-cylinder Porsches would pass up a 356 with a non-turning engine" Assuming the car you're looking at actually has the 4.2-liter engine and interior cosmetics, plus the open headlights, then you're looking at a Series I from the third phase of that series. That would fall under the catch-all common terminology of "series 1 1/2" that Mike points out is not correct. As to value, most buyers today prefer the Series I cars with the 4.2-liter engine to either the 3.8-liter Series Is or the true Series Hs. However; among the 4.2-liter Series Is, the enclosed headlight style is preferred to the open headlights. So, your value would fall between $38,000 and $65,000 in the SCM Price Guide, but likely be more towards the lower end of that range. However; it will be worth more than a 4.2liter Series I with the ZenithStromberg carbs, so take that into account. Bottom line: Bid primarily on condition, knowing you're buying at the generally more desirable end of the E-type range. And, as in all things Jaguar, never assume that you know anything for certain (in spite of what the self-styled savants expound about on the show field), because even the company was often a little vague about what it had done. 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Affordable Classic  1970-1977 Mercury Capri With the exception of a few fake side vents and one character line too many, the Capri was handsome and looked the part of a 2/3-scale pony car by Rob Sass he Sexy European" was how FoMoCo billed the Capri for its U.S. launch in 1970, as if it was peddling Sophia Loren at Lincoln-Mercury dealers rather than a sports coupe from across the pond. To potential Cougar buyers and the white shoes with matching white belt Lincoln crowd, the svelte Capri's presence on the same showroom floor as so much Detroit iron didn't make much sense, even if the design of the car was heavily influenced by American tastes. Jealously eyeing the success of Dearborn's Mustang, Ford U.K. and Ford of Gennany wanted their own hit. A long-hood, short-rear-deck coupe was envisioned, though one more in tune with European proportions. So just as Ford had based its Mustang pony car on the econobox Falcon, the Europeans tagged the Cortina as the donor platform for the Capri. Although it was barely more sophisticated than the Falcon, its European chassis tuning made it a good-handling small car (just ask the folks at Lotus who made some notable tweaks to the Cortina a few years earlier) and a great basis for the Capri. The case for importing the Capri to the U.S. was likely bolstered by Ford's undeniably miserable Maverick and Pinto, which were introduced the same year. By European standards, the Capri was a thoroughly conventional rear-wheel drive car, with McPherson struts and disc brakes up front, and drums and a live rear axle at the rear. Compared to Dearborn's small-car offerings, however, it was nothing short of brilliant. The Capri that U.S. buyers got was assembled in Germany but powered by Ford's 1600-cc Kent four-cylinder from the Cortina, the same engine used by everyone from Morgan to Marcos to TVR. With the exception of a few fake side vents and one character line too many, the Capri was handsome and looked the part of a 2/3-scale pony car. Standard wheels were the same attractive Rostyle steel wheels as those used on MGBs. However, proving once again that the American Big Three just don't get it when it comes to bringing in European cars, with only about 70 hp on tap and some 2,200 pounds to lug around, performance was nothing special. Things got interesting about a year later when Capris became available with Ford's 2.6-liter Cologne V6, which was rated at about 120 hp. This German mill gave the car enough power to run with established performance cars 24  time-honored tradition of the "special edition," marketing "White Cat" and "Black Cat" versions. Eventually, the exchange rate spelled the Capri's end in 1977, the last year Ford imported the German Capri. It was replaced with a face-lifted, Fox-platform Mustang here, though the Capri continued to be produced in Britain until 1986, by which time a staggering 1.9 million of them had been built. 1976 Capri with urethane covered bumpers - Either '72 or '73 V6 models are the more desirable Capris today, as these have the smaller chrome bumpers, weigh less, and their engines are less burdened by smog controls. Like every car from the period, the post-'73 years were not good to the Capri, with tightening regulations harming the car's sporting nature. Surprisingly, this didn't spell the end for the German Capri. To its credit, Ford of Europe did an admirable job adapting to the new bumper laws, with some of the first well-integrated urethane-covered bumpers. It also tidied up the profile, injecting some sheetmetal botox that eliminated the extra character lines along with the phony side vents. For good measure, Ford boosted the V6's displacement by 200 cc to try to retain the performance that would otherwise have been lost, and a practical hatchback model was also added. Road & Track continued to applaud the Capri's "light, precise handling" which it characterized as "delightful," praising its refinement and German build quality. Creature comforts like an effective integrated factory air conditioner and alloy wheels crept onto the option list, along with an upgraded interior. When sales slowed, Ford resorted to the of the era, like the Alfa 2000 GTV and BMW 2002 tii. Various four-cylinders of 2.0 and 2.3 liters soldiered on for several more years as well; however, these are of far less interest to enthusiasts. Base model cars did help push U.S. Capri sales into six figures for several years, and can still serve as parts donors. values plummeted and the car quickly joined the ranks of disposable beaters. Attrition, rust, and unsympathetic teenage owners finished off most Capris over the years. Because of their forgotten status, the rising tide of values that has thinned the herd of worthwhile cheap sports cars has still failed to find the Capri. Lousy cars tend to be free for the towing and really good ones, often still proudly wearing their period Minilite or American Racing Libre wheels can be had still for well under $3,000. Outside of California, however, Capris are hard to find. Years produced: 19 Number produced: Original list price: SCM Valuation: Si Tune-up/major very Distributor cop: Si Chassis #: plate in meat Engine #: left side Club: Capri Club of P.O. Box 701, J 43031 Web site: capriclub. Alternatives, 19681968-76 BMW Romeo Alfetta SCM Investment Gr DET AILS 70-86 0 engine comportof block North America, ohnstown, OH corn 74 Fiat 124 Coupe ; 2002; 1975-79 Alfa GT ade: D 1.9 million $2,295 (1970) 500-53,500 ice: $150-$200 When shopping, rust in the sills, door jambs and floors should be the sign to walk away. Mechanically, the cars are robust and cheap enough to fix. While not as ubiquitous as the four-cylinder Kent, the 2.8-liter Cologne V6 was used in the Mustang H and can therefore be supplied by your local NAPA. Trim and other obscure items may be more problematic. Team Blitz (www.teamblitz.com ), a Capri specialist in Pennsylvania, stocks a substantial number of repair, service and performance parts. Most other items can probably be found in Britain via the Internet. Capris will probably never find a real collector audience in the U.S. In spite of their good performance and decent looks, they lack the cachet of those "real" European sports cars from Alfa, BMW, MG, etc. But that's good for those of us who like cars that can be bought on a credit card, as Capris offer plenty of bottom-feeder fun for the money. • Sports Car Market Like most captive imports foisted upon the ambivalent, when the sales figures started to drop, Lincoln-Mercury dealers quickly jumped off the Capri bandwagon, thereby erasing all traces of the alien infestation from their parts departments and discontinuing any real service support. For this reason, Capri


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Legal Files John Draneas A Bang-Up Time at Road America No one was seriously hurt, not even in the reported fisifights that broke out afterward A 26  The pre-grid staging wasn't quite what the pit marshall had envisioned s the accompanying pictures illustrate, all kinds of bad stuff can happen on a race track. Colin Corner was one of the unlucky participants in the recent Brian Redman International Challenge, held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI. He had qualified his #31 1969 Pontiac Trans Am in 13th position, and was approaching the start/finish line waiting for the green flag when he saw bedlam unfolding before him. Corner got on the brakes and managed to come to a complete stop behind the carnage, but to no avail, as the Corvette behind him punted the Pontiac into "pole position" on the top of the pile. While Cotner, proprietor of Colin's Classic Automobiles of Milwaukee (www.colinsclassicauto.com) and muscle car contributor to this issue of SCM, claims that being on top gave him valuable publicity, I doubt it will be worth the $60k-$70k repair bill. Unofficial reports suggest that the crash was attributable to a "perfect storm" of a slower-than-expected start by the front row, a late green flag, and over-exuberant drivers who were at racing speed and made contact with cars ahead of them even before the go-fast flag came out. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt—not even in the reported fistfights that broke out afterward. While I'm not about to analyze this crash, we can take a look at the legal consequences of race track injuries and damage. Conventional wisdom says that no one can sue anyone, but is that really the case? YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN There are two overlapping legal considerations at play here. One is the legal doctrine of the assumption of risk. The other is the effectiveness of the release that everyone signs before they take to the track. Assumption of risk is based on the theory that when you choose to engage in a high-risk activity like auto racing, you are making an informed estimate of the danger and willingly participating. Thus, you can't sue anyone when things go awry. But assumption of risk clearly has some limitations, as it only extends to the reasonably expected risks associated with the activity. That includes the possibility that other people involved in the activity might make negligent mistakes, but not things that are outside the norm. SIGN YOUR RIGHTS AWAY To gain greater protection from liability, racing organizations require that participants sign a release, waiving their rights to sue on account of any injuries or damages that they might suffer. These releases are generally analyzed as contracts, releasing only what they Sports Car Market


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Things would be so much simpler if everyone would just go in the same direction There is no legally "standard" form of release, and each is analyzed independently. If you sign it, you are stuck with the release even if you didn't read it. You can't argue that you had no choice but to sign it, because no one made you race. But no matter what the release says, usually only claims for ordinary negligence are released, and liability for gross negligence and intentional acts can still exist. PROMOTER LIABILITY The first target when bad things happen is usually the organization that's holding the race. All cases depend on their own particular facts, the existence and quality of the release, the time and place of the decision, and the ability of the lawyers and judges involved, so it's hard to generalize. But it is true that the likelihood of legal liability is greater when any problems that did arise could have been avoided before the race. Here are some situations where organizers were held liable: • A car is hit after spinning and coming to a stop, because inadequate efforts were made to stop the race. • A release was so badly written it didn't even use the word "release." • A track owner did not correct track defects of which he was fully aware. • A unique track design created dangers beyond those usually inherent in racing. 28  explicitly describe, and will not be enforced if they are unduly vague. • A spectator who had signed a release was injured when the grandstand collapsed—clearly not one of the assumed risks of entering the pits. • At a stock car race, the promoter called for volunteers to come down from the grandstand and drive in a race for women only. Although the plaintiff signed a release, the promoter gave her a defective vehicle and a defective helmet, and did not give her a fire suit. Guess what happened. These are some cases where liability was not established: • A driver was injured by negligent rescue efforts. HOW ABOUT INSURANCE? • A release prevented recovery even when injuries were caused by the collapse of the upper track embankment. • A driver ran over a hole in the racetrack; there was no evidence the track owner knew about the hole. • A release prevented liability when an immobilized car was struck by another, although a claim was made that the promoter should have stopped the race. • After having crashed, a driver was struck by another race car while attempting to get back into his car for protection after being struck by a bottle thrown from the grandstand. • A car was flipped by a rut in the track during the 18th lap of a stock car race. The court pointed out that the driver had 17 laps to watch the rut develop. First, look at your existing auto policy, or your umbrella coverage. Oddly enough, my old auto policy did not contain a racing exclusion, although my current one does. You might be surprised. If not, look into buying coverage specifically for racing incidents. If it seems expensive, look at the pictures again. And many racing organizations, the SCCA in particular, maintain medical insurance to cover on-track physical injuries that are not covered by other insurance. But in the end, if you're going to race, you have to be prepared for the inevitable surprsies that go with the territory, some of which may be your fault, others not. If, after an incident, your first thought is to call your attorney, you're probably in the wrong sport.* John Draneas is an attorney and car collector in Oregon. His comments here are general in nature and are not a substitute for consultation with an attorney. He can be reached atl legalfiles@sportscarmarket. com . Sports Car Market If all this sounds inconsistent and confusing, that's because it is. We have 50 states' courts all making individual decisions, with no required conformity, and with subtle factual and historical differences from case to case that make big differences in the outcomes. The bottom line: You might want to protect yourself with an insurance policy.


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SCM1 Our Cars "I Drove a Few Blocks Before It Blew All the Hoses" 1922 VAUXHALL D25 KINGTON TOURER Owner: Norm Mort, Auction Analyst Purchase date and price: August 2003, $40,000 Mileage since purchase : Less than 300 miles Recent work: Vacuum system repaired, gas tank flushed In the late '50s, I fell in love with cars from the 1920s and early '30s like those seen on television in "The Untouchables" and "The Avengers." Over the decades I owned Triumphs, MGs, etc., yet after 40 years it was the distinctive and "oddball" makes—like my 1949 Allard M-Type—that I gravitated toward. A couple years ago, a friend gave me a call to ask if I knew anyone who might be interested in a Vauxhall. An older gentleman was looking for a good home for his car of over 35 years. As soon as I saw it, all those boyhood dreams of an open British touring car came flooding back. It was unique, but in order to afford the Vauxhall, could! sell the beloved Allard that I had restored? Each time I met with the owner in the ensuing months, despite telling him that it was more than fair, he would lower his asking price. He really wanted me to have the D25. It was also an extremely good investment—at about half its market value. House renovations necessitated garaging the Vauxhall off-site, and last year a vacuum problem combined with a sludge-filled gas tank sidelined the D25 for most of the season. (It seems not everyone can repair a '22 Vauxhall, despite what they tell you!) Still, it does make me feel good just to gaze upon it and recall the Avengers—particularly Diana Rigg! 1961 PORSCHE 356B ROADSTER Owner: Jim Schrager, Columnist, German Car Specialist Purchase date and price: circa 1992, $25,000 Mileage since purchase: 18,000 Recent work: Installed new engine and reset throttle linkage We've had a dozen Roadsters over the years, each one competing for my heart. But we keep coming back to this Aetna Blue, Belgianbuilt example as our favorite. I had to buy two cars to get it, as the owner had a Ruby Red Roadster underpriced by about $10,000, and this one $10,000 overpriced. By buying both, I was able to sell the red one and thereby get the blue one at a fair price. This car was invited to the Meadow Brook Concours on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Porsche in 1998. We are not big concours people, but I really enjoyed Meadow Brook, with its emphasis on the overall beauty of the car rather than cleanliness or strict originality. We had probably one of the few cars in the whole show that's actually used as a car anymore, and were proud of that honor. We've had our share of challenges making the car right, mostly caused by a lack of use by the previous owner. We've completely redone the interior and top, and added a period Nardi steering wheel, a Becker radio, and my favorite painted steel wheels from an early 911. 1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 30051 GULLWING Owner: Stephen Serio, Contributor, Aston Specialist Purchase date and price: more than my first two condos combined, but not more than my first house, June 2005 Mileage since purchase: 50 Recent work: found and replaced a bevy of custom dashboard parts not originally fitted in Stuttgart; removed one Iron Cross. Smitten since 1984 when I first sat in a Gullwing, and with Ralph Lauren's arrestingly beautiful example running through the Cineplex in my mind, I was tired of just dreaming about one. (Also, the curators at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts were tired of cleaning up my drool puddles.) It was time to pull the trigger this past June. A friend had found this oneowner, 61,000-mile 300SL in California. It was complete, never hit or rusty, and was for sale at a reasonable price. The collector's mantra: one-owner, California, never hit. Good news. Except that the one owner was an inveterate tinkerer of the worst kind. Sometime in 1955 or 1956, the color (originally silver) morphed into a Hot Rod Bronze, and the dash was Cali-Customed with Marantz Stereo knobs and every VDO gauge known to man. I've tossed the Mouton fuzzy floor mats. At the conclusion of the day, when a mass of trailers appeared to haul the cars home, we just slipped the Roadster into gear and headed home. Seems a waste to have a car like this and not use it. Dear readers: If you have any extra 3005L dash parts, give me a call and end the insanity of this man's vision. Every knob has to be rectified, replaced or refitted to the original location. I've driven a paltry 50 miles as proper new tires are on back order. I am planning a 24-month project to return the car to its former glory, and may use it as my bombacross-the-country car for Pebble Beach in 2006. 30  1965 275 GTB SHORTNOSE Owner: John Apen, Contributor; Ferrari Specialist Purchase date and price: June 1980, $14,000 Mileage since purchase: 16,500 Recent work: Bled clutch slave cylinder, replaced contact in ignition switch Around 1980, a potential customer had me pick up the 275 GTB in Florida where it had been sitting outside a shop for two years while the customer and shop argued about the cost of replacing the synchros. It wasn't running and the body was in sad shape. I got it running and drove it a few blocks before it blew all the hoses. I bought it from the customer and patched up the mechanical problems. It drove fairly well and kept mosquitoes at bay with copious smoke. I drove it to work until my son wrecked his Fiat Dino Spider, meaning he drove the 275 to high school while we fixed his Dino. During this time, it was hit in the front twice: once by a fellow student in a pickup, once by a customer at the dealership. The car lived outside, and blew the freeze plugs in a rare Southern deep freeze in 1985. I took it into the shop on a Sunday, pulled the engine in about eight hours, and began what turned into a six-year restoration. The 275 GTB took third in the 1991 Ferrari Nationals, where of course the electric clock stopped ten minutes before the judges arrived. At the Birmingham Festival of Arts in 1994, I got some points for having driven from Atlanta, and ended up getting the Phil Hill Best of Show trophy—the only Phil Hill trophy he personally awarded.* Sports Car Market


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License to Collect  Glenn Mounger: Hot Rods to Gullwings Today, Mounger's restorations are by the book. The Cadillac project was not as well organized by Carl Bomstead G lenn Mounger's mornings revolve around his responsibilities as the co-chairman of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and head of the concours selection committee. His afternoons, if all went well in the morning, center around his diverse car and vintage motorcycle collection, housed in what he calls The Barn, on his property on Bainbridge Island, WA. He checks on a current restoration project, gets a car ready for the next tour, or kicks tires with a few buddies. Sounds like the charmed life—but it does have its challenges. In his previous life, Mounger was president of Pacific Trail, and followed that with a stint as CEO and Chairman of the Board of MAGIC., a company which promoted the world's largest men's apparel trade show. All of this was good preparation for his current post as co-chairman of Pebble Beach, which combines some of the responsibilities of a corporate leader with the visibility of a highprofile volunteer position. The eyes of the collector car world are always focused on Pebble, and Mounger understands the importance of maintaining the lofty standards set by his predecessors, Lorin Tryon and Jules Heumann. The more successful the concours is, the more it is able to donate to local charities—over $7.5m to date. Mounger's avocation keeps him busy year-round. He is personally involved with the selection of every car that is presented on the 18th Fairway. "The pay is terrible, but the perks are terrific," says the 58year-old with a smile, as frequent travel to the major car events in this country and in Europe are necessary in order to stay on top of new restorations and acquisitions that may be eligible for Pebble. For example, he recently visited the Alfa Romeo Museum in Italy and convinced the factory to commit to bringing several cars for this year's event. Cars have been a part of Mounger's life since high school. His first was a 1958 Chevrolet Del Ray two-door post 283 equipped with RamJet fuel injection. He never could keep the fuel injection working, so he eventually discarded it; he now realizes, "You don't know what you've Mounger in The Barn on his 1938 Indian Chief got 'til it's gone." Mounger re-created this car a few years ago, but like tapioca pudding, a lot of things from the past are not quite the same today. After a year full of more reminiscing than driving, the car was sold. Mounger's collection has gone through a transformation. He currently focuses on cars that he can drive in local events or on national tours such as the Colorado Grand or Classic Car Club of American (CCCA) CARavans. He has recently sold several high-profile cars—such as a 1929 Duesenberg and a 1959 Cadillac El Dorado Biarritz, both restored to national award-winning standards—to make way for cars more suitable for tour driving with his wife Mary Lynn. The following are a few of Mounger's favorites from The Barn, a reflection of his broad taste and long history with collector cars. 32  SportsCar Market


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1941 CADILLAC SERIES 62 CONVERTIBLE The restoration of this car, which Mounger has owned for almost three decades, started many years ago, before the Cadillac had been accepted by the CCCA as a Full Classic. Today, Mounger's restorations are by the book, with everything tagged and photographed as the car is disassembled. This project was not as well organized. After more than a couple of beers had been shared among a few buddies, chrome pieces were tossed into garbage pails with little thought of how they would go back on the car. Somehow, it all came together again. The resulting high-point restoration has won several honors, including a Senior Badge in the CCCA, and the car has been driven on numerous tours. It is not used as much as it once was, but as his first real collector car, it will always have a place in The Barn. 1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING This recently restored Gullwing was purchased with a portion of the proceeds from the sale of his 100-point 1929 Duesenberg. When asked what he has done to the car, he replies 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Hardtop "Paid for it, drove the heck out of it, and I am quickly un-restoring it!" He has driven the car on the Colorado Grand and, this past July, showed it at the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance in Oregon. After a quick bath to wash off 200 miles of road dirt, it won its class and the Sweepstakes Award. Not bad for a "driver." A 1933 FORD 3-WINDOW COUPE PERIOD HOT ROD His Ford Coupe, which sits along side a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy, is finished with period '50s go-fast accessories. The'33 has its original interior and looks stock—until you get to the engine compartment. The flathead V8 has a S.C.O.T. blower, dual Stromberg 97 carburetors, Fenton headers, and a Thickstun teardrop air cleaner. (The 1932 is equipped with original Ardun heads and magneto ignition.) Mounger's affection for period rods, and the upswing in interest among collectors, played a part in the addition of a hot rod class at Pebble. 1958 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE HARDTOP Mounger recently purchased this restored Bonneville with Tr-Power from a friend. It's so new to his collection, in fact, that he admits to not yet having had enough time to enjoy it. It is equipped with a rare sun visor, which slides down from the roof and covers the entire front windshield. Doubts about the authenticity of the visor are answered when Mounger produces an original 1958 Pontiac Accessory brochure, which shows it as a factory option. 930 PACKARD 734 SPEEDSTER RUNABOUT His Packard Speedster Runabout was purchased from the Craven collection in Canada about a dozen years ago. When acquired, it was finished in silver and burgundy livery and had been featured in a number of advertisements for Craven cigarettes. Of the 113 Speedsters built, less than a dozen were Runabouts. According to the Standard Catalog of American Cars 1804-1942, all Speedsters had a body three inches narrower and considerably lower than Packard's regular seven-series cars, and an engine that produced 145 hp, 19 more than the Custom or DeLuxe Eight. After a few years, Mounger traded the 734 to a friend, then, realizing his error, was able to get the car back. After a thorough restoration, the car was well received in the many shows in which it was entered.• 1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing - October 2005  33


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SCM Picks New England 1000 At the Go-Kart track, we assumed Boy Racer names, then did our best to prove that testosterone, like vintage wine, improves with age by Don Klein The rain in Maine can easily make you plane A 34  ccording to its official Web site, the state of Maine gets about 40 inches of rain annually. This year, it all fell between May 22 and 27, during the 13th running of the New England 1000, hosted by SCMers Rich and Jean Taylor of Vintage Rallies. At least our roof didn't leak, which is more than I can say for about half of the other cars in the field. We all knew that vintage rallying wasn't for sissies when we signed up. The food and lodging were superb (we were told that the view from Blackpoint Inn is magnificent when it's not raining), and the crowd was very congenial (did I mention that wine is included in the entry fee?). But a rally is nothing without the cars. Neither rain nor sleet nor threats of coastline flooding could keep Richard Scott from hotrodding his immaculate 1952 Chrysler Ghia Paris show car over Maine's byways. Ditto Dick and Helen Fraser, in Helen's 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina coupe. Mickey Graham almost drowned trying to pilot his topless '59 Porsche RSK, but fortunately he had a cozy new Ferrari as back-up. Speaking of back-ups, Porsche North America supplied a quartet of brand-spankin' -new 911s and Boxsters for participants whose own vintage rides dropped out along the way. We were supposed to take our '73 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino spyder on the rally, but our mechanic didn't get the MSD ignition installed in time, so we wound up driving the Porsches instead. Weather notwithstanding, it was a great event. We even had a rare appearance by 01' King Sol himself as we ripped through the White Forest National Park near North Fryeburg, ME, on day four. The track was perfectly dry for the optional Go Kart Competition Stage, but that's because it was held at Rick Snow's Maine Indoor Karting facility. Unfettered by the fear of losing our licenses and the slick, wet roads that dominated the real world, we otherwise mild-mannered rally participants assumed fantasy Boy Racer names like "Crash," "Photon," and "Zippy," then did our best to prove that testosterone, like vintage wine, improves with age. There were more awards than participants at the farewell banquet, so everyone went home happy. Grand Prize winners Bob Cushman and Barry Flynn beat out Chuck and Beth Kaplanek, who nailed almost every checkpoint in their bad-ass '64 'Vette. Richard Scott and Richard Procter won the Heritage Spirit Award (which was donated by SCM), and my wife Michaela won a box of chocolates for being the Sweetest Participant—even after a drenching 1,000 miles.• Sports Car Market


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- DETAILS: New England 1000 Plan ahead: May 22-27, 2006 Where: Northeast and Canada How many: 50 cars Car requirements: 1975 or earlier, sports, racing, or GT Cost: 54,495. all-inclusive Phone: 800.645.6069 Web: vintagerallies.com V2C: Rain comes down, tops go up New England 1000 SCMers • Richard Fraser 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Pinin Farina coupe • Charles Goolsbee triv. 1954 Jaguar XK 120 roadster • Richard Scott 1952 Chrysler Chia • Craig Rosenfeld 1957 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spyder — • Chuck Schwager 1957 Mercedes- Body lean? What body lean? • Jack Hawkins 1959 Austin - Benz 300SL Gullwing Healey 1006 • Peter and Karen Efros 1958 Porsche 356A Coupe • Miles Collier and Armin Wittenberg 1962 Austin Mini Cooper • David Allison 1971 Austin Mini Cooper S • Ron Novrit 1966 Austin - Healey 3000 • Ernest Berger 1972 Jaguar E - • Barry Flynn 1974 Triumph TR6 • Richard Reina 1968 Ford Mustang California Special • Vincent Vento 1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino • David Fischer 1969 Porsche 911 Carrera S • Rich Taylor 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS replica Richard Scott's 1952 Chrysler Ghia Paris show car October 2005 35 type roadster :3;i■


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Gearhead Steve Haas: Equal Opportunity Gearhead "We do everything we can to make the marketplace as transparent, open and well-lit as possible" by Kathleen Donohue Karapondo A car is sold every minute of every day on eBay. By 9 a.m., more cars have been sold there than an average dealership might sell in a year. At the helm of the collector car division is Steve Haas. When Haas left the Mazda marketing department for eBay Motors in 2003, he looked at the site as a car guy. He quickly came to the conclusion that collectors' interests were being lost among the Camrys and Accords. Like many sections of eBay, eBay Motors was created by user patterns. In the beginning, there were areas to list auto parts but not cars. But when Simon Rothman, now VP and general manager of eBay Motors, noticed that more and more complete cars were being listed, he spearheaded the creation of an automotive division. Though Haas was brought in to handle dealer marketing, he "sort of invented" his new position as Senior Manager, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) & Collector Cars. It didn't take long to start making changes. Under Haas's direction, the Collector Car Theme Page (the link is at the bottom left of the eBay Motors home page, www.motors .ebay.com) has evolved into a user-friendly shortcut for people looking for something other than Saturns. It includes many of the kinds of cars found in the SCM Showcase Gallery, with links to listings for both marques and individual models, and the ability to broaden or narrow your search. For example, clicking the "Jaguar" link will bring up all of the Jags on the site 20 years and older. You'll see every SS, E-type and XK 120, with an assortment of older XJ6s and XJSs thrown in. Or, you can click the XKE link and search listings for just that model. If you're looking for something a bit oddball (like the Skoda Felicia I've been searching for since the one that got away at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale), you can set the "my eBay" settings to alert you by e-mail should the car of your dreams show up on the site. This is a site designed for and by hobbyists, and it continues to evolve. A Motor City native, Haas comes by his automotive passion honestly. While attending the University of Michigan, he pestered his way 36  Haas: Reshaping the way we buy cars into a job as "motor gopher" at Automobile magazine. Though his own car was a rusty '67 MGB he couldn't afford to restore, Haas's job provided him time behind the wheel of some amazing machines. "They actually paid me five bucks an hour to drive Ferraris around. Best part-time job I ever had." After graduation, Steve went to work in the marketing department at Saturn in Tennessee. While there, he found a '75 Triumph Spitfire 1500 with 2,700 miles. "This time, I rebuilt the engine, fixed it up and then sold it. That one was either a very expensive lesson in how to buy a used car, or an inexpensive lesson in auto mechanics. I would prefer to look at it as the latter." These days, Haas owns a 2001 BMW 525iT ("the family truckster"), a 2002 Mazda Protégé 5, and two motorcycles he purchased on eBay: a 2001 Triumph Thunderbird and a 2000 Kawasaki W650. He regularly trawls the site for Alfas; Haas is one of the few people in America who won't get in trouble for goofing around on eBay at work. Haas says that if you'd proposed the idea of selling cars on the Internet five years ago, he probably would have told you that you were nuts. "Who would buy a car sight unseen on the Internet?" Haas laughed. "But I've done it myself a number of times. We do everything we can to make the marketplace as transparent, open and well-lit as possible." To this end, on the eBay site, you can check out a seller's reputation by looking up his feedback score. You can read the comments and determine if they've dealt honestly with any negative feedback posted by buyers. Has the seller tried to right a wrong? Was the buyer peevish because he didn't like the color of the car once he got it home, or are there genuine red flags? Haas recommends talking to the seller, and asking specific questions about a car before bidding; many post phone numbers for that purpose. "You have to be careful, because a bid on eBay is a binding contract. Sellers have different terms and conditions; read those before you bid. Some sellers say, 'Look, I've been doing this a long time, I represent my vehicles Sports Car Market


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On eBay Motors: well, if you bid and you find the car is not as I've described, I'll let you off the hook.' With others, it's just, 'This is a binding bid, I want my money within three days.' Everyone's different." The best-represented items feature plenty of large, clear photos (and not just the paint that looks shiny at 75 dpi, but the underside as well). Also, since most auctions last from five to ten days, there should be time to hire an appraisal firm, call a car club buddy in the car's vicinity, or hop on a cheap flight to look over the car. For some buyers, like SCM's Jim Schrager, just going in "commando style" and buying a car sight-unseen is a part of the thrill. But that only works if you're prepared for the worst, and can afford the financial impact if you are wrong. Is eBay driving prices up? Donald Osborne wrote a recent SCM profile (February 2005) on a'74 Alfa Romeo GTV, which sold on eBay for $30,101—more than twice the high estimate in the SCM Price Guide. And it's no fluke. Recently, a Porsche 914 sold for $19,000, and a 1968 Triumph TR250 for $25,500, both well in excess of the Price Guide. "Are we setting the market? I think that eBay is a market unto itself," says Haas. He adds, "Who knows what a 12,000-mile, oneowner '74 GTV is worth, unless you put that car in front of a million potential buyers, and find somebody for whom it's worth a lot of money?" The bigger prices are in part caused by the bigger market; the more eyes on a car, the more people who are bound to want it. But with the weak dollar of the past two years, Haas is seeing another trend. "You're not just exposing a car in Seattle to someone in Ohio anymore, but to buyers in Germany and Italy. Their buying power is higher, and that might be driving prices up." Our own Editor Martin has sold several cars on eBay, ranging from a Lancia Flaminia Zagato to a Ferrari 330 America to, most recently, the fabled SCM Pacer. "I have found that the more detailed you are in your description, especially describing the shortcomings, the more likely you are to get bidders willing to take the leap of faith and bid sight unseen," says Martin. In the end, eBay is like having the world's largest Auto Trader or Hemmings Motor News in front of you, with lots of pictures and enticing descriptions. And with the click of the mouse, you can be a player, a bidder, an owner of the car of your dreams. As Haas says, "There are collectors out there for everything, and their interests run the gamut. And while almost all of us would love to have a Ferrari GTO, that's out of the reach of most people. But there are things that just catch your fancy, and are within your budget, and you can usually find them on eBay."• October 2105  eBay Motors is consistently ranked the number one automotive site on the Web by Nielsen/NetRatings, An automobile is sold every minute. A part or accessory is sold every two seconds. A Ford Mustang is sold every 32 minutes. A Chevy Corvette is sold every hour. There are, on average, 450 Italian-made vehicles available at any given time. gainiMMINIIM 111111 OW  11.1 More than four million parts and accessories are available for sale at any given time. In second quarter 2005, projected annual Gross Merchandise Volume for the Motors category was $14.3 billion. 39% of all online automotive minutes are  spent on eBay Motors. ° 37


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Collecting Thoughts Drag Show A look at the direction of the vintage dragster market (what there is of one) by Paul Duchene The Greer, Black and Prudhomme Top Fuel Dragster won 237 out of 241 races in the early 1960s peed costs money; how fast do you want to go?" This is drag racing's perennial question, where a $100,000 motor might only have to last six seconds—or less, to win a National Hot Rod Association final. But as investments, drag racing cars are much slower-moving. There isn't a vibrant aftermarket akin to the current muscle car boom, and indeed a search of dragsters sold at auction in SCM's database turned up just one—a 1951 Ford Rail Dragster which sold for $11,770 in 1998. Searches for hot rod sales generated 38 results, with 157 customs listed. When it comes to buying and selling, the icons of America's #2 motorsport are mostly out of the market, and in museums. Drag racing began in 1950 when racers left the top-speed dry lakes of Southern California for quarter-mile contests. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, CA, tracks the history of drag racing, with 50 cars on display. They range from Art Chrisman's No. 25 Dragster (which has had more engines than you've had cold beers) and Mickey Thompson's Challenger 1 to Kenny Bernstein's 300-mph Top Fuel Dragster—nicknamed the Glass Slipper—and John Force's '89 Oldsmobile Funny Car, with which he won his first race on the way to eight championships in the 1990s. But if they don't come on the market, who knows what they're worth? Los Angeles collector Bruce Meyer has Don "The Snake" Prudhomme's first (and winningest) drag car on display in the museum. The Greer, Black and Prudhomme Top Fuel Dragster won 237 out of 241 races in the early 1960s, and made headlines even when it lost. Meyer thinks the market for such cars hasn't yet emerged. "Don Garlits is one of the few drivers who kept his cars; they're mostly in his museum in Ocala, FL," he says. "They were tools rather than collectibles. Garlits was a visionary." "Big Daddy" Garlits built 34 38 black "Swamp Rat" dragsters on his way to 144 wins, and his Swamp Rat XXX is in the Smithsonian Museum of American History. "These cars are mainly museum pieces now, something to fiddle with and polish and rekindle memories," says John Drummond, publicity director for Good Guys Rod & Custom Association, which sponsors vintage drag racing along with rod and custom shows. Live appearances for most dragsters are limited now to NHRA reunions—or "cackle fests"—when the old cars fire up and original drivers fumble for their handkerchiefs. "It's a spectacular display to start them and see veterans like Don Garlits crying when they come to life. It takes them back 50 years." More and more drag racers, like George Montgomery, Big John Mazmanian, or the Northwest's Walt Austin, are rebuilding their old race cars for show and 1/8th-mile demonstrations. "They wouldn't give them up for any money," says Drummond. The vintage dragsters that race now—especially at the big March Meet in Bakersfield—are updated reconstructions of period cars. "We have to apply current safety standards, so these are new 'old' cars." But if serious dragsters are in museums or the hands of original drivers, how can a collector get hold of a competitive quarter-mile car, and what might it cost? The answer seems to lie in two close auto relations: muscle cars and hot rods, as both are designed with quarter-mile times in mind. Andrew Reilly is a specialist in the Motoring Department at Bonhams & Butterfields auction house. "It's all about provenance. Was it run at the Salt Flats like the SoCal coupe and other wind-cheating cars? And earlier is better. We sold Ricky Nelson's roadster for $190,000 at Carmel in 2003, though it was in spectacular condition." Reilly thinks the very best hot rods are generating asking prices of Sports Car Market


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Kevin McKenna has covered racing for National Dragster Magazine for 16 years, and thinks the redhot muscle car market is following the path already established by sports cars in the past, with competition Hemis leading the way. "I have a friend who's a highend collector and he wants cars with a pedigree—cars that won races. He wants people to know the car's history when it's shown," he says. $500,000—about ten times average prices—but that reflects the quality of the workmanship that often goes into them. "Hot rods are the poor man's coach-built car," he says. Ken Gross is a longtime automotive journalist, former executive director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and a 14-year judge at Pebble Beach. He's just finished a book on landmark hot rods and says he and his fellow judges have considered a dragster class at Pebble. "The trouble is, challenge cars (class winners) have to run over the ramp. Apart from clearance, cars on nitro can be really difficult," he says. Top 3 Dragsters When aske consensus. Due rarely, if ever, c d to name the three most significant vintage dragsters in history, the experts nearly reached a to safety regulations, the cars can't be run anywhere but the Cacklefest (see main story), and ome up for sale. Ken Gross's picks Swamp Rat XIV (first rear-engined version) Driven by 'Big Daddy" Don Garlits Location: Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing Greer, Black, and Prudhomme Top Fuel Dragster Driven by Don "The Snake" Prudhomme Location: NHRA Museum Chrisman & Cannon Hustler I Driven by Art Chrisman Location: NHRA Museum One oddity that puzzles Gross is how "new" hot rods like the $540,000 "Whatthehey" Delahaye, the $432,000 Lincoln Zephyr and the $550,000 Chrysler Airflow can bring more money than historic, well-documented cars. "It seems like a contradiction to me, I don't understand the reason and I think we'll see the tide turn," he says. Bruce Meyer's picks Greer, Black, and Prudhomme Top Fuel Dragster Driven by Don "The Snake" Prudhomme Location: NHRA Museum Swamp Roll Driven by "Big Daddy" Don Garlits Location: Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing #25, Art Chrisman's first dragster Driven by Art Chrisman Location: NHRA Museum be somebody to get one. There's no gray market, you're not going to find one lying in a barn. We know where they all are." As Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda convertibles head past the $1,000,000 mark, the question arises: Where is the top of the muscle car market? Indiana collector Mike Guffy thinks it lies in Chrysler's altered-wheelbase A/FX cars that were built in 1964 in very small numbers and led to the existence of professional drag racing factory teams. "In my opinion the A/FX cars have the same inherent desirability," says the affable Guffy, who has owned four of the Hemi-powered cars, including the one he has now. It's not about money, either. "You buy a car like this, you can rub it, sit in it, and go to the garage and look at it when the stock market falls." He reckons the A/FX cars may be worth as much as the rarest Hemi 'Cudas, "though we don't know for sure. None have traded hands lately—they're held in a white-knuckle grip," he chuckles. In any case he says, it won't matter to him. "Ten years ago, Chrysler wanted my car for their museum. People said I can't believe you'd sell the Dick Landy car. I said I'm not looking to live forever, it needs to be in the right museum. These cars are legendary, they need to be preserved and admired." "They believed there were six E–Body '71 'Cuda convertibles. Now two more have shown up in Switzerland and they're pretty well accepted. But A/FX cars we know about: There were five Plymouths, six Dodges and no bullshit. You couldn't just buy one of these, you had to or even on eBay Motors anytime soon. ut sooner or latfr, someone will decide to cut loose with a significant ntage dragster, Ind chances are the price will be as high as their quarte mile times were low.• So don't expect to see an ex-Don Garlits dragster in your local paper, I


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Ferrari Profile 1956 250 GT Boano Coupe Subdued styling kept values among the lowest of V12 Ferraris; they were entry-level cars priced about the same as a 250 GTE or a 250 PF coupe by Steve Ahlgrim DETAILS Years produced: 1956-58 Number produced: 130 Original list price: $10,500 SCM Valuation: $125,000-$200,000 Tune-up/major service: $2,000 Distributor cap: $450 Chassis #: on frame tube next to engine Engine #: right rear above motor mount Club: Ferrari Club of America, P.O. Box 720597, Atlanta, GA 30358 Web site: ferrariclubofamerica.com Alternatives: 1962-64 Ferrari 250 GT Lasso, 1955-57 Alfa Romeo 1900 Zagato (SSZ), 1953-55 Fiat 8V SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 0527GT A t the 1956 Geneva Motor Show, Pinin Farina unveiled a prototype built on a 250 Europa GT chassis. The new body made the car look longer than the Europa, with a crisp beltline and only a small notch in front of the rear wing. The grille was lower and smaller, the windshield was more curved, and the trunk capacity was increased. It was known as the Boano. The factory stated it was "a production car which benefited from the experience in racing." Even if not intended for racing, some customers won significant victories in them. Richie Ginther won the first U.S. East Coast GT race in a Boano coupe, and the cars also ran in the 1956 and 1957 Mille Miglias. Some Boanos were clothed in aluminum, like chassis #0443GT, which won the GT class in the 1956 Alpine Rally and took a first overall at the Acropolis Rally. The car offered here is a production Boano coupe, finished in dark blue with silver roof, beige leather seats, and beige carpets. It has been mechanically restored at Bassano del Grappa, with cosmetics by the excellent Mario Galbiatti, ex-Carrozzeria Zagato. This car's first owner was an Italian named Vittorio de Micheli, who purchased the car new in 1956. It was later offered for sale in the U.S. by Bill Rhodes in May 1993, before coming back to Italy in 2004 and then to its present owner. The car is superb and fully eligible for most historic events, a very reasonably priced "ticket" to enter the Mille Miglia at the wheel of a Ferrari. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $410,652 at Sotheby 's Maranello sale, held June 28, 2005. Ferrari just called the Boano and its sister model, the Ellena, the "250 GT." However, like the later Daytona, their street names became the more popular identifiers and today these cars are generally known as Boanos and Ellenas, or low-roof and high-roof Boanos. 40  Pinin Farina designed the model for Ferrari, but at the time the carrozzeria was moving to a larger facility and was not able to build the car Construction duties fell to former Ghia designer Mario Boano and his Carrozzeria Boano shop, hence the name. But about a year into production, Mario got an offer from Fiat asking him to set up its Centro Stile (design center). He jumped at the opportunity, selling the manufacturing concern to his son-in-law Ezio Ellena and partner Luciano Pollo. The business was rechristened Carrozzeria Ellena and production continued without a hitch. While the first 250 GTs built by Ellena were continuations of the Boano model, a redesign quickly appeared, and most Ellena-built 250 GTs featured a new, higher roof and doors without vent windows. Forza magazine recently asked an esteemed group of Ferrari personalities to submit their choices for the top ten Ferrari road cars from the first 20 years of Ferrari production. The 250 LWB model, made up of the Europa, Boano, and Ellena derivatives, was number seven on the list. The selection had little to do with styling or performance, but centered more on historical significance.- The 250 LWB was Ferrari's first venture into series production. Cars of this series were civilized road cars, not detuned race cars, and were the foundation of Ferrari's commercial empire. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Prototype Lot #265,5/N 0521GT Condition: 2+ Sold at $171,248 Bonhoms, Gstaad, Switzerland, 12/19/2003 SCM ID# 31721 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Lot #16, S/N 0639GT Condition: 1 Sold at $118,650 Poulain, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 5/25/2001 SCM ID# 23642 The Boano was a relatively simple design, which led to a high build quality for the era. Pinin Farina had created the car for series production, which allowed Boano to replicate them with unusual Sports Car Market


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standardization for Ferrari. Unfortunately, the design was not one of Pinin Farina's best. While pleasant enough to look at, with no glaringly unattractive features, the Boano at the same time lacked the elegance and style usually associated with coachbuilt Ferraris. The subdued styling of the Boano traditionally kept its values among the lowest of V12 Ferraris, and for years they were entry-level cars priced about the same as a 250 GTE or a 250 Pininfarina coupe. By the 1980s, however, the Boano became recognized for its significant place in Ferrari history, and prices began to accelerate up towards their current range of $125,000-$200,000. So how, then, do we explain the $410,000 paid here? First, let me make a digression about the auction itself Sotheby's pulled off a major coup in launching this Maranello sale. It was able to get Ferrari to lend its name, a building to use for the event, and even Seat Time Elliott Dolin, Malibu, CA: My 1956 Boano (chassis #060501) spent the first part of its life in Italy, then was imported to the U.S. by Ed Niles in 1960. He sold it shortly thereafter to a guy in Texas, who in 1969 sold it to a guy in California, who owned it for 35 years. A 250 GT Boano, which is essentially a road touring 250 TDF, is a wonderful car to own and drive. It is a relatively rare and very legitimate vintage 250 V12 that qualifies for almost any touring or rally event. It is a comfortable event car with a relatively spacious cabin and usable trunk. When properly sorted, it offers respectable performance for a car of its age and type. (I understand from other friends of mine who own alloy-bodied Boanos that the performance of the alloy cars is superior.) I drove another 250 GT Boano on the 2002 Colorado Grand in a field of many highly respected (and far more expensive) vintage sports cars. I was pleased by the number of fellow participants who were enamored with the Boano and enthusiastically welcomed the car n the event. This longtime owner, from whom I bought the car, is a judge at FCA events, and has in the past judged the Ferrari class at Pebble Beach. His opinion is routinely sought by other 250 GT Boano owners as they sort out various restoration and originality issues. A cosmetic update was done around the time of the last sale, but the mechanicals of the car are completely original. It is still equipped with the original exhaust system, the sound of which is incomparable. consign some special items to the auction. This endorsement ensured Sotheby's worldwide publicity, along with the credibility to attract exceptional consignments and exceptional bidders. Unfortunately, potential does not always equal results. Multiple problems, from the lack of air conditioning in the auction arena to a lack of experience at auctioning automobiles, turned Sotheby's slam-dunk into a disappointment. With an auction commission of up to 30% applied once all the various taxes were figured in, the major cars found little interest and many went home unsold. But on the other hand, some lesser cars brought unbelievably high numbers. The Boano fell into this category. Even factoring in the exchange rate and taxes, $410k is simply a stunning amount for a Boano. By comparison, at Monterey last year, Christie's sold a Boano that had undergone a cost-no-object restoration for $220,000. But there is one small detail here that might explain why someone would pay double the going rate for this car: aluminum. Only a handful of Boanos were built in alloy, and S/N 0527GT was one of them. This would and did add a significant bump to a Boano's value. But a doubling? For the new owner, yes. While this is a high price today, is this car a good long-term investment? Chances are the new owner will never find out. In the current Ferrari world, where today's new owner is tomorrow's speculator, consider the following: While researching this article, I called a former owner of S/N 0527GT. "What's going on?" he asked. "This is the second call I had on the car this week." The other caller had been offered the Boano by the new owner or his agent, and was doing his due diligence. While the new asking price wasn't disclosed, it's a sure bet to be north of $410k. In other words, as this market continues to heat up, we begin to see more and more traces of the last molten period, 1989-91. Then, as with this car now, the mere paying of a world record price for a car was enough for the new owner to justify asking even more immediately after the purchase. Let's just call it business as usual in the Ferrari world. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• 41


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Sheehan Speaks Michael Sheehan Restoration Escalation A restoration is like a war-planning exercise, coordinating multiple teams of specialists working at insanely expensive prices O ver the years, the term "restoration" has had evolving meaning in the Ferrari world. Back in the 1970s, it meant new paint, clean leather, maybe a valve job or an engine rebuild, some non-original chrome work and a great detail. Today, however, it implies much more. The assumption now is that a restored Ferrari is one worthy of a place on the lawn at Cavallino, Concorso Italian° or even Pebble Beach. As this standard and the times have changed, so have the costs, which have escalated dramatically. MORE WORK In the 1980s and early 1990s, a "Pebble Beachquality" restoration was usually estimated at about 2,000-2,500 hours labor, plus parts, machining, sublet and materials. Today, the same car would be subjected to 3,000-3,500 hours, and a whole new world of peripheral expenditures would be tacked onto the bill for things like research, logistics and presentation. This is because when a restored Ferrari is finally ready to show, a full support staff is needed. These people cover detailing upon delivery, show setup, and most importantly, prepping the owner for presentation. The car's owner must be briefed such that he can understand the entire restoration and become familiar with every aspect of the work. Hopefully he can convince the judges of the veracity of the work, not only by knowing the answers to their questions, but by anticipating potential questionable areas before being asked. A restoration is like a war-planning exercise, coordinating multiple teams of specialists who disassemble, store and itemize, sublet, fabricate and finish, rebuild and repair, paint and polish, retrim and re-assemble insanely expensive and usually unique pieces at a price and with a firm deadline. In the small world of concours entrants, miss your target date for Cavallino or Pebble Beach, and you lose your client. THE SHOPS Today, I believe there are only four large totalservice restoration shops with ten or more employees in the U.S. These are Motion Products in Wisconsin, Bobby Smith in Texas, Dennison Motor Sport in Washington, and Paul Russell and Co. in Massachusetts. All are located in the suburbs or farther removed from the expenses of the big cities. There are several smaller shops such as CAROBU Engineering and F.A.I. in Southern California, and Patrick Ottis and Perfect Reflections in the San Francisco area, or David Carte in Virginia. All had Ferraris at Concorso Italiano or Pebble Beach in August. Sadly, there are no large restoration-only shops left in California. While California may be car-crazy, it is also one of the most litigious places on the planet and a large, high-profile shop filled with top-end Ferraris is simply a target for every lawyer fresh out of law school who believes a law degree guarantees a house at the beach and a paid-for BMW. 42  As the cars reach perfection, restoration costs go through the roo OVERHEAD AND REGULATIONS It costs a lot of money to keep the doors open at a restoration shop. There are many costs, such as hazardous material disposal, that have gone sky-high in the past 20 years. From painting, plating and powder coating to machining and sand blasting, all of these processes have become increasingly regulated due to the environmental implications of the materials involved. The effect on the cost of a restoration has been huge. While it once cost $10k to do the chrome on a 275 GTB, the same job is $35k today. Sports Car Market


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For a further example, in 1989 I outfitted my expanding restoration shop with a brand-new, industry-standard paint booth and the latest pistontype compressor and air drier. It cost me $30k for the booth and $15k for the compressor, installed and ready to go. professional restorers themselves. These guys dedicate massive hours of research and documentation to their craft, scanning in old photos and linking up online to more clearly define the standards for concours excellence. When I re-leased the same building in 1998, the new tenant had to install a new downdraft paint booth and a new rotary air compressor with a dryer system. Cost? About $225k for the booth and $50k for the rest, all to comply with newer regulations. Undoubtedly today you're looking at an even bigger bill. Labor costs are another factor. In the mid-1980s, a top mechanic or painter might make $50k a year, while today the same top-level technicians can expect a healthy six figures. I know some shop managers that could literally name their salary. Think this run-up in costs is crazy? Consider the cost of insurance. All restoration shops now insist their customers carry their own insurance, as the cost to insure a facility filled with a dozen or more Ferraris, all valued at over $1m, is simply unobtanium. THE EVER-RISING BAR There are no more barn-find 375 MMs or 250 GT0s, so today's restoration is almost always the recycling of last decade's Pebble Beach contender, but to an ever-higher standard. The factors driving this start with the general competitiveness of the Ferrari industry. In the 1970s, restoring old cars, even Ferraris, usually meant hotrodding them and chroming everything in sight. But not anymore. Today it is not enough to complete a world-class restoration, but the result must be documented, in voluminous photo albums that are used to convince skeptical judges that every detail is absolutely correct. The wrong trim, the wrong fasteners, the lack of a photo to show how something was done and you just dropped a point further away from the podium. There are many anal-retentive trainspotters, including most of the top judges in the hobby, who take this stuff very seriously. Some judges are CUTENESS DOESN'T COUNT Cars are usually judged at concours by starting at 100 points and then subtracting points for flaws. Only Motion Products has scored 100 points at Pebble Beach, and it has done so five different  The paradox of restoration is that the big collectors, those with multiple bestof-the-best Ferraris who can hire the very best shop and can afford the best presentation, expect to win. So the reality is such that a lesser car requires even more work and higher standards to beat the big guys at their game and bring home a trophy.  While I was able to do a quality res-  times, making it the standard bearer for both top quality and research in the world of restorations. toration on a four-cylinder 1930 BMW cabriolet for about $35,000, and my CONTACTS Motion Products motionproducisinc.net Patrick Nis Co. 510.849.3553 Paul Russell and Co. paulrussell.com CAROBU Engineering carobu.com Perfect Reflections dochemp.com/perfect.html eleven-year-old twins brought home a third-place podium finish in a mini-car class based more on "cuteness" than presentation, the highly competitive Ferrari world is a bit different. Just as speed costs money in racing, the same applies to restoration. To gain that extra point, that extra edge, it is always extra-expensive. When you're up against the most desirable and unique Ferraris in the world, competing against the best shops and some of the wealthiest men in the world, winning is an expensive art form.• America's Oldest Ferrari Dealership October 2005  43


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English Profile 1956 Jaguar XK 140 "MC" Roadster It's no surprise that the seller didn't drive it in the rain, as the aeroscreen modifications don't provide any place to fasten the soft-top and side screens by Gary Anderson DETAILS Years produced: 1954-57 Number produced: 3,347 roadsters Original list price: $3,960 Sal Valuation: $50,000-$75,000 Tune-up/major service: $650 Distributor cap: $45 Chassis #: stamped on left-hand chassis side member above rear engine mounting bracket; also stamped on brass plate on firewall Engine #: stamped on right-hand side of cylinder block above oil filter and front end of cylinder head, adjacent to front spark plug; also stamped on brass plate on firewall. Club: Jaguar Clubs of North America, c/o Nelson Roth, 1000 Glenbrook, Anchorage, KY 40223 Web site: jam.com Alternatives: 1956-63 AC Bristol, 1955-56 Austin-Healey 100M, SCM Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: S811982 D uring the Second World War, William Lyons and his colleagues conceived a new car design that featured the world's first high volume twin-cam engine, called the XK series. A short wheelbase chassis and a two-seat sports roadster body were married to this new engine and the result was nothing less than sensational—sleek, beautiful, and strikingly modern. The XK 120 made its first appearance for public view at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1948. What an introduction it was, as all of the onlookers, writers and depressed competition alike marveled at this new Jaguar as it stole the show. As one journalist commented at the time, "All preconceived notions as to what was a series-production sports car disappeared overnight." The XK 140 was introduced in late 1954, with a comprehensive list of improvements designed to overcome the 120's shortcomings. Notable were the rack-and-pinion steering, increased performance with the optional C-type cylinder head, improved cooling and stopping power, and much-improved cabin comfort and legroom gained from repositioning the engine and firewall. While the wheelbase remained the same, the bodywork was given subtle styling alterations; however, the classical look remained the same. Offered here is one of the desirable XK 140 MC models fitted with the competition C-type heads, competition carburetors, and dual exhaust. It has been part of the current owner's collection since 1979, an impressive three owners from new. Fitted with the attractive Brooklands racing screens, louvered bonnet with leather strap, and Borrani wire wheels, this race-inspired XK is a highly presentable example that shows quite well for a car that was restored over 25 years ago. While there is some blem- 44 This lovely Jaguar is finished in a sleek silver and is trimmed in a handsome maroon leather interior. The dash and gauges all appear very presentable, while the engine, engine bay and underbody are in tidy condition, though showing evidence of road use. This XK 140 has a great look to it, displaying both its stately British lines and the ferocious look of its racing heritage. It will undoubtedly prove itself on the road with ease and distinction. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $72,600 at RM's Amelia Island sale, held March 12, 2005. ishing in the paint, it is less than one would expect. Additionally, the owner reports that the Jaguar has seen rain no more than two times since he assumed ownership. 1957 Jaguar XK 140 MC Lot #51, S/N S819129 Condition: 3 Sold at $91,000 RM, Phoenix, AZ, 1/28/2005 SCM ID# 37295 1956 Jaguar OK 140 MC Lot #19,5/N S812344DN Condition: 1Sold at $94,000 Christie's, Monterey, CA, 8/8/2004 SCM ID# 34606 Jaguar aficionados are a picky lot when it comes to nomenclature. For instance, there is no such thing as a Jaguar convertible. That right, one would correctly refer to an "07'S" or "DHC," for "open two-seater" or "drophead coupe." An 07'S, also referred to as a "roadster; "has removable side curtains instead of windows, and the top folds behind the seats where it is neatly hidden by the rear shroud. A DHC has an attached top that sticks up above the body when folded, roll-up side windows in the Sports Car Market


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doors, and a fancier wood interior, similar to that on the FHC, or fixedhead coupe. On to the larger semantic point of today's lesson. Regardless of what the New York motoring press decided to call the optional upgrade package for the XK 140 when it was introduced stateside at the New York Auto Show in 1955, the Jaguar factory literature has always referred to the XK 140 with the optional upgrades as an SE, for "Special Equipment," and never "MC." This is also the nomenclature recognized by the Jaguar clubs. The confusion apparently arose because Jaguar had offered an "M" trim package for US.-market XK 120s that added wire wheels, a dual exhaust, and fog lamps. The 140 was available with those upgrades plus the C-type head, so the American press referred to the whole lot as an "MC" package. Either way you refer to it, the cars had their XK engines upgraded at the factory with a cylinder head of the same design as used on the C-type works cars built for Le Mans. These were painted red, and soon after production began, small badges on the cam covers were added for further identification. The improved engine was good for 210 hp, 20 hp more than the standard XK 140. The SEs were also equipped with Dayton wire wheels, generally painted in the body color; though chrome ones were also available. Sitting in the showroom, any XK 140 would also have had a set of sub- 20 YEAR PICTURE $90k $80k $ 70k $60k $50k $40k $ 30k $20k $10k 8 0  A omomoossiow stantial bumpers, and a proper windshield to provide protection to the driver and passenger; unlike the car pictured here. This particular example, however: has been modified to give it a racy look, bearing more than a passing resemblance to the XX 120 that Phil Hill drove to his first significant victory at the inaugural Pebble Beach road race in 1950. it no surprise then that the seller never drove it in the rain; the aeroscreen modifications don't provide any place to fasten the softtop and side screens that should be neatly tucked under the rear cowl behind the seats. This is a limiting factor for this car; as on most of the luxury car tours that are a growing part of the old car hobby, the prospects of getting wet and cold would probably dissuade most from even venturing out on the route. With a proper setup, however; Jaguar roadsters do make ideal longdistance tourers. 0 1950 XK 120 Roadster 1955 XK 140 Roadster 1958 XK 150 Roadster Prices are for cars in excellent condition. This information is provided courtesy of Block Book and Cars of Particular Interest Collectible Vehide Value Guide. al is the guide most often used by credit unions to determine loan values of collectible domestic and imported cars. 800.367.3759, www.blockbookuso.com • Nevertheless, from the $72k sale price—right at the top of the SCM value range of $50k-$75k—we can see that perhaps those in attendance at RM's Amelia Island sale had more of an affection for racing machinery than weekend tourers. This would be a classic case of finding the right venue in which to sell a particular car to fetch a good price. I would have expected such an older restoration with blemished paint (verified by SCM' s auction reporter) and visually heavy Borrani wheels to have sold closer to the bottom of the price range. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company.)• October 2005  45


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English Patient Gary Anderson Concours, British-Style Emphasis on high-quality restorations has not deterred average hobbyists from following their own muse 0 n the British-marque Internet message boards, nothing is more likely to generate spirited exchanges of an incendiary nature than the topic of concours. "Pampered, over-restored trailer queens," shouts the my-way-on-thehighway crowd. "Preservation of the marque and maintaining the breed," responds the restoration-by-the-book group. To further complicate the discussion, it is assumed that everyone means the same thing when they talk about concours events, or concours-quality restorations. However, it takes only a little digging to discover that there are as many different approaches to the concept of concours as there are major British car clubs. Some national clubs heartily endorse the concept of competitive awards, while others specifically eschew the idea of winners and losers. Some marque clubs have compiled their own Bring something to read: Concours inspections of Austin-Healeys can take up to three hours detailed originality standards against which the cars are evaluated, while most rely on a combination of published books, factory literature, and the personal experience of individual specialists. And at least one club stages judged competitions with absolutely no standards at all, other than general appearance and reliability. Here's a summary of what the major British car clubs do. CONCOURS CATS The Jaguar Clubs of North America run a complex, nationwide system of competitions over the course of the whole year. Each local club is responsible for staging one judging concours each year. Evaluation is done by trained judges using a standard form, but the typical inspection takes less than 20 minutes. Trophies are given by place and class at each meet, based on points deducted. Cars that compete in at least three separate concours in a year are eligible for national class awards based on their average points. Jaguar judging policies are thrashed out by a national committee at the annual meeting of the JCNA governing boards. However, the organization has no agreed-upon set of information for original production standards; instead, the judges rely on their own knowledge plus the few published reference books on specific Jaguar models. HOURS FOR HEALEYS An independent group of hobbyists interested in Austin-Healey production standards established the Austin-Healey Concours Registry in the late 1980s. This group stages concotus inspections at the annual meets of the three major Healey clubs each year. A detailed, eight-page judging form is used, and a typical inspection may last one to three hours. However, point awards and inspection results are only shared with the owner of the inspected car, rather than made public. Instead of anointing a winner and runners-up, the Registry awards gold, silver and bronze restoration certificates to every car that meets the minimum points for that category. 46  Inspections are based on a detailed set of restoration standards compiled over the years by the Registry. To promulgate knowledge of original production standards, these standards are available to any interested Healey hobbyist, and they are updated each year on the basis of accumulated information. Registry committee members have always believed that concours events and actual driving should not be mutually exclusive, and they will stress that a car restored to original production standards is generally more reliable and easier to troubleshoot than one that has been extensively modified. To make sure concours cars are driven, a car that achieves a gold certificate cannot be judged again for a period of two years unless it has been driven at least 2,000 miles. MOVE IT OR LOSE IT The American MGB Register uses a system that combines competition and recognition of restoration quality. A concours is staged at its annual convention, which uses a standardized set of judging score sheets. Awards are given to high scorers, and gold, silver, and bronze certificates of achievement are given to cars scoring above minimum point levels for those categories. MG judges rely on the references published by Motorbooks concerning original production standards for the MGB (as well as those for the Sprite and Midget) supplemented by their own knowledge. To make sure the cars aren't just show queens, owners must compete in at least one driving event at the convention, such as the tour, rally, or autocross, in order for their car to be eligible for concours judging. HOW CAN THIS BE FUN? There are two national clubs for Triumphs in North America, the Vintage Triumph Register and the Triumph Register of America. Through the years, these clubs have taken different approaches on many things, so it isn't surprising that they have different approaches to concours as well. The Vintage Triumph Register uses a judging system based on the Sports Cot Market


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Antique Automobile Club of America's scoring system and guidelines to judge Triumphs by model class at its annual meets. Similar to the MGB system, first, second, and third place awards are given in each class, and certificates of achievement are also awarded to all cars that qualify at required point levels for gold, silver, and bronze awards. The club doesn't have its own originality standards, but rather relies on the comprehensive books on Triumph originality and restoration published by Motorbooks and Veloce Publishing. In contrast, the Triumph Registry of America takes a different tack from any of the other clubs. In its view, too much emphasis is placed on slavishly following original production standards—many of which, it points out, are uncertain anyhow—so it doesn't even call its system a concours. Instead, IRA has a "funcours." Though the group still believes that a judged event using a small panel of specialists is more reliable than a popular choice vote in objectively evaluating classic cars, it doesn't think this needs to be complicated or overly rigorous. TRA would rather put the emphasis on the car's appearance and reliability so that the cars will be used, rather than simply be maintained as showpieces. Consequently, the TRA judges simply evaluate the cars on general standards of mechanical condition, maintenance quality, and attractiveness of presentation. To make the point quite clear, judges can't come any closer than three feet to the car being judged, nor can they bend over to inspect it. This system is used at the larger TRA meets, and local clubs are encouraged to stage their own "fimcours" to recognize owners who keep their cars looking good and in excellent mechanical condition. RESTORE, SHOW, DRIVE, REPEAT CONTACTS Jaguar Clubs of North America icna.com It is certainly worth pointing out that the general condition of British cars on any event field or sale platform has dramatically improved over the past 20 years, and these systems and their adherents must be given some of the credit for that improvement. In addition, rather than deteriorating into a system where anything goes as long as it's pretty and shiny, concours have, for the most part, encouraged owners to follow original production standards. Austin-Healey Concours Registry healey.org American MGB Register mgcars.org.uk/namgbr Vintage Triumph Register vtrorg Triumph Reigster of America triumphregister.com As the knowledge of what was original has continued to increase among hobbyists and restorers of all these marques, we can only expect the level of restoration to improve in the future. Nevertheless, emphasis on high-quality restorations has neither deterred average hobbyists from following their own muse in restoring, maintaining, and upgrading their cars, nor has it resulted in a proliferation of trailer queens. Instead, most folks who really love their cars seem to follow Jay Leno's precept: "Restore it, show it, drive the heck out of it, and then repeat the process." • -••■■■••  REAL ART REPLICAS The next evolution in art. #36 1967 Eagle Gurney %Vt.-slake V-12 1:8 scale replica 1  •,( I  ■ I  •  I  I I  I  I LIMITED EDITION-LARGE SCALE MUSEUM QUALITY REPLICAS - 770.307.1042 - WWW.REALARTREPLICAS.COM October 2005  47


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Alfa Romeo Profile 1965 Giulia Sprint Speciale It would never be for sale—until the Japanese collector offered me $50,000 by Keith Martin DETAILS Years produced: 1963-66 Number produced: 1,399 Original list price: S5,700 SCM Valuation: $22,500-S35,000 Tune-up/major service: S250-900 Distributor cap: S12-$18 Chassis #: engine compartment on firewall Engine #: stamped on boss, right side near distributor Club: Alfa Romeo Owners Club of America, PO Box 12340, Kansas City, MO 64116-0340 Web site: aroc-usa.org A 35 bids. I recently returned from the Alfa Romeo National Convention, held in Bellvue, WA, where all the usual Snake-and-Cross suspects were on display No other serial manufacturer can boast an array of cars as diverse as the 8C 2300, the 77-1, the Giulietta Berlina and the Alfetta sedan. From the glorious to the grubby, Alfa has pumped out a distinctive product for nearly 100 years. Arguably, among all these models, the SS stands out as having the sleekest, most striking lines. As with all Italian cars, there are various myths surrounding the origins of the SS. I'll throw out two here and rely on our readership to set the record straight. 1. Zagato modified Giulieua Sprints into SVZs, hoping that Alfa would give it the contract to build a factory-sanctioned highpetfonnance variant. Instead, Alfa gave the work to Bertone, who built the curvaceous but heavy and uncompetitive SS. As a consolation prize, Zagato got the contract to build the SZ. 2. The original SS had lower headlights and a sloping nose. Due to changes in U.S. regulations, the headlights had to be raised in 1958, which is how the design we are most familiar with came to be. If you have some insights to share here, send them to Kristen Hall- Geisler at Sports Car Market kristenhg@sportscarmarketcom. I had a Giulia SS as a daily driver in 1988. Refurbished rather than restored, I purchased it for around $20,000 from a local enthusiast and learned it had once been owned by Bob McGill, long-time newsletter editor for the Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Oregon. Among the documentation that came with the car was a photo of McGill picking up Sophia Loren in it at the airport. 48  Alternatives: 1965-68 Lando Fulvia GT, 1962-63 Porsche 356B SCM Investment Grade: B S/N AR309586 s described by the seller on eBay Motors: Up for auction, a beautiful 1965 SS. She is one of the few in the world. She is just lovely—anywhere she goes all heads turn on her. This car was in the family for 18 years in south Orange County and kept in a garage most of the time. She looks and runs great, starts right up. Paint is old but nice, all lights, gauges are in good working condition. Four brand new tires. Interior is nice but I don't think it is original. I don't see any rust on this car. She looks and drives just fine. The SCM analysis: This SS sold for $30,000 on August 7, 2005, after The car was visually striking, eliciting "oohs" and "calks" whenever I stopped. But it was also a masterful GT, able to cruise at 100 mph for hours on end. The cockpit was spacious, with plenty of room behind the rear seats for luggage. I decided the car was going into my permanent collection and would never be for sale. And it wasn't—until that day in 1989 when a Japanese collector asked if I would take $50,000 for it. Although 1 already knew their answer, I asked some local AROC members if they thought I should sell the car to Japan. They said no, of course, then roundly condemned me for even considering it. "That's our car; and it needs to stay in Oregon," was the consensus. But when I asked them why it should be in Oregon instead of say, Milan or Florence, I was met with stony silence. I offered to sell it to any of them for the same price. Once again, there was a unified response: "No SS is worth that COMPS 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Lot #381, S/N 380419 Condition: 2 Sold at S28,854 Bonhams, Hendon, UK, 2/28/2005 SCM ID# 37603 L 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulio Sprint Speciale Lot #75, S/N 381350 Condition: 1Sold at $21,543 H&H Auctions, Buxton, UK, 1018/2003 SCM ID# 36427 kind ofmoney." So they wanted it to stay, but didn't want to match the offer I had in hand. My choice became one of personally subsidizing a one-car tribute to Alfa Romeo in Oregon, or taking the $50,000 and running all the way to the bank My sneakers nearly melted. Other SSs in similar condition—decent but not concours—sold for about the same price in 1989-90, at the peak of the market. After the 1991 crash, they fell to $20,000 and have remained there until recently. From the photos posted online, of which there were many—a good move by the seller—the car in question looked decent. It's nearly impossible, however, to judge panel straightness and fit from a 72 dpi rendition. When considering purchasing a car with a complicated shape like the SS, I would advise that you always look at the car yourself or have someone you trust look at it for you. The front grille was simply wrong, a grille from another Alfa that had Sports Car Market


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been cut down to fit. While the interior was done in the correct pattern, it was a garish mishmash of red and white, whereas the original vinyl probably would have been in monotone gray or black. But that an easy fix. The unique, curved Plexiglass piece in front of the windshield, rumored to be necessary to keep the wipers from lifting at speed, was wrong. Instead it looked more like a low-rent fabrication job. Underhood, all appeared proper, although it unfortunate the seller didn't list the engine number; as the blocks for the SS had their own special numbering system. From all appearances, this was a good but not great car Three years ago, it would have struggled to break $22,500, but here there was spirited bidding all the way to $30,000. If this car had been perfect, it might have gone to $35,000 or even higher However; despite their svelte lines, SSs will never have the market velocity of the 1300-cc Spider and Sprint Veloces, perhaps because they simply don 't perform as well. Editor Martin int/ie 1988 Northwest Classic At this stage ofmy collecting, I want to own cars I haven't had before, rather than just recycle my experiences from the past. So as fond as lam of the SS, its not at the top of my list. But if you haven't owned one, you owe it to yourself to put one in your garage for a while and enjoy this modestly priced GT with an appearance sure to attract attention. Given the flaws I detected on this particular car; its not one I'd want to own. But overall, I'd call the transaction A fair for everyone involved.• HE ULTIMATE METAL GARAGE CABINETS  P0'0001E-DA TELE T  101 BALI:3H EI SOLID MAPLE BUTCHER BLOCK TOP PULL-OUT FASTENER DRAWER PULL-OUT SHELVES PRECISION BALL BEARING SLIDES October 2005 49


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Etceterini Profile 1969 Lancia Fulvia HF Fanalone Most references politely say that Fanalone means "large lights," but Italian friends have told me that it's actually slang for "big breasts" by Ed Godshalk DETAILS Years produced: 1969-70 Number produced: 1,258 Original list price: about $5,000 SCM Valuation: $35,000-$55,000 Tune-up/malor service: $500 Distributor cap: $50 Chassis #: riveted plate on top of right side wheel well Engine #: front timing case cover Club name and address: American Lancia Club, 27744 Via Ventana, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 Web site: americanlanciaclub.org Alternatives: 1965-67 Alfa Romeo GTA, 1965-71 Porsche 911 SCAI Investment Grade: B COMPS Chassis number: 002173 D tiring the 1960s, the wonderfully nimble, front-wheel-drive Lancia Fulvia reigned consistently among the highest echelon of international rally contenders. Campaigned by the Lancia factory team in 1966, they achieved second place finishes in the Monte Carlo and Three Cities rallies, won the Team Prize in the Rallye dei Fiore, and even scored circuit-racing class wins at both the Targa Florio and the Nurburgring. The 1298-cc, 101-hp coupes were uprated to 1440 cc and some 120 hp in 1967, taking first and second places in the Spanish Rally and Tour de Corse, second at the Acropolis and sixth in Sweden. In 1968, Pat Moss and Liz Nystrom won the Coupe des Dames in the Monte Carlo Rally and were second at San Remo. For 1969, 1.6-liter engines were developed, and Fulvias won both the San Remo and RAC rallies, taking second in the Monte Carlo classic, sixth in the Swedish Rally, and fourth and fifth in the Alpine. Thus the Fulvia on offer here promises its new owner tremendously fulfilling fun behind the wheel. It was prepared in 1971 by Bosato to circuitrace in the Italian Championship, being fitted with a fuel-injected engine, which can be identified by the hump on its hood. Two years ago it was prepared for rally competition by an Abarth tuner in Italy. Since having been acquired by the vendor, this lovely little Lancia has again been completely checked by an Abarth specialist in Turin. It is equipped with twin 40-mm Weber carburetors, its engine claimed to deliver some 160 hp. Dunlop disc brakes are fitted at the front and rear, along with four Technomagnesio competition wheels. The car sports Mirafiori seats, an authentic competition fuel tank, and a rare 10,000-rpm rev counter. The car is finished in Aragosta Orange and is described by the vendor 50  as being in perfect running order and  essentially ready to race in numerous historic events. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $72,800 at Bonhams 'Monaco sale, held May 16, 2005. The Lancia Fulvia coupe shares a story similar to that of the Alfa Romeo GTV. Both were introduced in the mid-1960s and evolved over the better part of a decade, and both Alfa and Lancia campaigned high-performance variants in international racing competition. These efforts fell into the FIA Group 3 and 4 racing classes, which 1964 Sunbeam Tiger ex-works rally car Lot #29, S/N B9470012 Condition: 2Sold at $64,292 H&H, Buxton, UK, 12/4/2002 SCM ID# 29674 required a minimum number of cars be built for sale to the public with the same goodies that the racing cars got. Their approaches to the homologation specials were similar, using aluminum doors, hood and trunk, and Plexiglas windows, plus improved suspension and super-tuned motors. Bumpers, radio, heater, and sound deadening materials were removed to further reduce weight. Alfa Romeo named its special model the Grand Touring Alleggerita, or GTA (see "Race Car Profile," September 2005). The Lancia was called the Fulvia HF, named after an Italian racing club whose initials stood for "High Fidelity" due to its members ' faithfulness to the marque. While the Alfa was primarily campaigned on race tracks, the HF followed the Lancia tradition of rallying. The first Fulvia had appeared in 1963 as a four-door sedan. It used Sports Car Market 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Lot #57, SIN AR00532/A 19783 Condition: 2 Sold at $58,750 Christie's, Pebble Beach, CA, 8/19/750 SCAf ID# 10160


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  a compact, narrow-angle DOHC V4 leaned on its side at 45 degrees to lower the hood line. Engine displacement was 1091 cc, rated at 58 hp. The front-driver had a transverse leaf-spring front suspension, a rear axle tube on half-elliptic leaf springs, and Dunlop disc brakes at the corners. It was an innovative car but hardly exciting to drive. The following year an elegant, compact coupe was introduced, designed by Lancia in-house, under the direction of Pietro Castagnero. The coupe had handsome lines similar to the "pagoda" Mercedes SL, and rode on a shorter chassis than the sedan. The design was so popular that it remained virtually unchanged for the decade-long production run. A 1216-cc version of the V4 supplied 80 hp, which at least gave the new coupe some sporting potential. But it was the HF of 1966 that made the Fulvia a credible sports car Weight-saving measures had trimmed the curb weight to just 1,819 pounds, and the 1.2-liter motor was now tuned to 88 hp, making for quite a lively performance. Only 435 of these first-generation HFs were made, and they are rare today. The factory rally cars were further lightened to 1,719 pounds, with their power increased to 101 hp. A 1.2-liter HF won its first outing, but even so it was realized that more power was necessary. A 1.3 HF was introduced in 1967, with 1298-cc displacement and 101 hp in street tune, though factory-prepared versions managed 122 hp. A total of 882 of these were built. In late 1968 Lancia upped the ante again, with the 1.6 HE In standard tune its 1584-cc engine put out a leisurely 115 hp, but customers could order the "variante 1016" option that bumped power up to 132 hp at 6,500 rpm. Over the next few years, the motors were developed to put out as much as 170 hp, and they brought Lancia numerous victories, including the European Rally Championship in 1973 and the World Rally Championship in 1972 and 1974. The first series of the 1.6 HF is the most popular due to its minimal creature comforts in the interest of performance. These are rare in the U.S., since they were never formally imported; I know of only two or three examples Stateside. The earliest versions have lovely and incredibly light Campagnolo 13-inch alloy wheels, and of course these Fulvias all had the large inboard driving lights referred to as "Fanalone." Most references politely say that this just means "large lights," but Italian friends have told me that it's actually slang for "big breasts." After 1,258 first-series cars were made, a detuned second series of 1.6 HFs were introduced in late 1970, with bumpers and normal-size lights, cars that are less sought after today. The car pictured here is a first series 1.6 HE claimed to deliver 160 hp using 40-mm Weber carburetors on pump gas, which is perhaps a bit surprising since the factory required 48-mm Webers to reach 158 hp. That the car began its life fitted with a one-off fuel-injection system is certainly different and the bulge in the hood is cool, though undoubtedly the Webers will make the car much easier to keep in tune today. The big question here, of course, is what's it worth. Like any old race car, there are a number offactors to consider I'd like to see some documented in-period racing history. Its current lack of FIA papers means it has probably not been vintage raced recently. Even so, as a 1969 model it is eligible for the Tour Auto and many other historic events, where it could offer a lot of fun for only modest operating expense thanks to its robust nature. All things considered, you could probably park a similar Fulvia HF in your driveway for $50,000 or less, so the seller should be pleased. But given the six-figure prices that some Alfa GTAs are commanding, the buyer can hardly be drowning in remorse. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)* O000h Baby! No One Babies Your Baby Like We Do. With Intercity, delivery is always painless. We're"car people"and we understand how hard it is to part with your baby. So when the time comes to let go and relocate your automobile, choose the company that specializes in automobile transportation. Intercity is equipped with enclosed transporters, liftgate loading, insurance coverage, and door-to-door service.We deliver anywhere in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. A sophisticated QUALCOMM satellite tracking system closely monitors your vehicle's exact location at all times. So relax she'll be fine. 411 _V tr--411111L■•■=11■ • -  ---.  • r ii October 2005 Please Call or E-mail for a FREE QUOTE. 1-800-221-3936  = FAX 413-436-9422  cm www.intercitylines.com , 552 Old West Brookfield Road •Warren, MA 01083 The official transporters for: The Auto Collections Barrett Jackson • Bloomington Gold • Corvette Mike • Mecum Auctions • The Petersen Automotive Museum 51


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German I Profile 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Scam-a-Lot Jimbo is now dropping names I can easily check. The stones on this dude belong on Easter Island by Steve Serbo "Well, I can e-mail photos later this morning and I'm buying a Kaiser in New Jersey next week so I can tow the car to you. I know the car is worth more but I don't like the idea of an auction and would sell it quickly for between $150,000-$200,000." And here's the pressure move: "If you can wire me 10%, that would get me motivated." My B.S. meter is pegged, but I'm still game. Ever play with a kitten and make it chase a flashlight spot? "...Chassis number 5500197..." I bet it would Jimbo, I bet it would. Chassis number: 5500197 A s offered by Legendary Motorcars (www.lmccars.com ): This car was completely restored in the late '90s and comes with factory Rudge wheels and belly pans. Other features include a sport camshaft and big front sway bar. This car was meant to be used and has competed in several rallies, having done 7,500 miles since completion. Yet it is still very fresh, showing little or no sign of use. The SCM analysis: This car is still for sale. Problem is, it's being offered not just by its rightful owner, but by someone else as well. By self-imposition, 1 have been admonished to run my own business and support my own domain, and 1 have chosen to do this by selling cars. This decision has clearly over the years had its fair share of virtue and vice, yin and yang, Lewis and Martin, but an obvious reality of this business is that your "horse-pucky" meter has to work on many gargantuan levels. Sadly, this ability is plainly missing from some members of the public; 1 state this after reading the "Indonesian Car Scam" section on the SCM Web site. Two things, people. Firstly, for those of you that have been scammed, are you kidding me? A Gullwing for $50,000? Snap out of your comas! Santa Claus is not real, there is no Tooth Fairy and Ed McMahon is not going to be ringing your doorbell with a check anytime soon. Nothing in this world is a deal of those proportions, especially not in the car world. Free floor mats? Extra set of keys? Free tank of gas? Certainly. Incredible desirable collector cars at 25% of their value from a third world nation that has about 400 yards of paved road? Please. More importantly, these scammers are bold and blatant enough to continue to go looking for saps, suckers and people fueled by enough greed that they can't see Yosemite through the trees. 1 share with you my own recent Gullwing scam experience and the reason for this rant. "SEE, THE THING IS" The phone rings on a Tuesday morning: "Steve, this is James Brockman (curious Texan drawl), are you looking to buy a Gullwing Mercedes?! saw your ad in Hemmings and I have a silver and black 1955 Gullwing for sale, 7,500 miles since it was completely restored. See, the thing is, I'm selling an estate for my uncle who has passed away." What did he just say? No, not the ubiquitous dead uncle con, but the, "See, the thing is," part. Let me just state right here and now that any sentence, idea or thought that starts with those four words is destined for doom, controversy or manic laughter. In this case, we've got a little of all three. Okay, I'm game, James. I like the color and if you can give more details or photos we can talk further. How much are you asking? 52  Why is that familiar? One call to Alex Finigan at Paul Russell and Co. later, and I'm reminded that Autosport Designs sold that car to Terry Price at Legendary Motorcars in Gazelle, CA, a while back. I actually have photos of the car somewhere in my office. But didn't J.B. tell me his uncle owned the car for 25 years and it was in Denver? The last earthquakes weren't that strong, were they? "IT'S MY CAR BUT TERRY'S SELLING IT" So Jimmy B. actually e-mails me the photos that are currently on Terry Price's Web site, where it is advertised at $350k. And yes, that would be strike three—but let's see how far this half-wit wants to take the scam. I ask what the real quick deal price is, and he says $125k if I commit with 10% today. Super, another $25k saved just like that, so what the heck, I'll buy it. Just send me the contract and a copy of the title and, oh, by the way, why is this car for sale with Terry Price? "Well, Terry is taking too long to sell it and it isn't advertised anywhere else and I'll send you a contract and title after I get to Denver." Hey, I have a better idea. I'll send the whole $125k to a friend in Denver. You bring him the car and title—he'll give you the entire amount. Warning shot number two: Not the slightly-under-market price, but the thought of doing something quickly. "Nah, I like you, you don't have to do that. Oh, you're an Aston dealer, and my friends in Dallas are Aston dealers. Do you know [name hidden to protect further embarrassment]? He's a good friend of mine." You have to be kidding me. Jimbo is now dropping names I can easily check. The stones on this dude belong on Easter Island. Well, turns out, Mr. Jim is indeed a fine Honda customer who has been known to buy a car now and then. Surprisingly, he can be traced easily enough, leading me to wonder: What is this guy thinking? He wants me to wire-transfer money to a real Texas bank? What gives? Is he drunk? Stupid? A crackhead? Or is Jim just a victim of identity theft, and this con man is really someone else? I don't get it. In a moment of real desperation, Jim even sends me an e-mail with his social security card and his driver's license to show me he's real. Next, a contract with a witness signature shows up. I'm half expecting blood and urine samples to arrive via courier. An hour later the requisite deposit requirement has dropped to 5% if I can do the deal by 2:00 p.m., Well, sadly, I missed the deadline. Jimster tells me he has to move on to another buyer. The day ends without fanfare. No Gullwing for me. ONE MORE TRY FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE The next day arrives as promised by the local weatherman, and being the sort that never wants to leave well enough alone, I decide to kick the sleeping Texan mutt for some giggles. Sports Car Market


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"I believe true scammers, lifers if you will, never admit to any wrongdoing. They'll keep the myth alive, forever, under any circumstances." Jimmy, I want the car, how do we do this? Can I send our mutual friends in Dallas the money? They'll act as escrow agents. "Nah, I don't like nobody knowing my business." This coming from the guy who just sent me his social security card. All right, time to make Slim Jim snap. I call Tom Papadopoulos at Autosport to find the precise trail this 300SL has gone down. He tells me where he got it, to whom he sold it, and how it got to Terry. Time to have a tete-a-tete with Mr. Price. James, did you sell the car yesterday to your other buyer? "Well, no; actually, he wasn't real." Terry Price is a little—how do we say?—less than amused, after hearing yet again that his inventory is being offered by someone else. Terry, let's get our friend Lonestar Jim on the phone and have a little conference call. Terry shouts some, and I ask if we should call the FBI or the Dallas police. In an Oscar-worthy performance, Jim now believes he must have sent the wrong photos from his uncle's estate file. "Jeepers gents, what car does my uncle own then? I must have had the wrong serial number too. I gotta go to Denver to check." Our conference call gets Jim a little squirrelly, but he doesn't cave. I believe true scammers, lifers if you will, never admit to any wrongdoing. They'll keep the myth alive, forever, under any circumstances. Think Kevin Spacey in "The Usual Suspects." Ten minutes after I hang up, it's Jinunerino on the phone again. "Steve, I want to thank you for not sending that money and saving me from a world of hurt. Do you think my uncle's car might be a dual identity car? What were Terry's pictures and serial number doing in my uncle's file? I had my son check the car and that's the number!" Right. Please now crawl back under the rock from whence you came, because this has become sort of pathetic. They're going to toss you from the local Scammers Union if you don't give up, Jim. A few days later, I have one final communication with Jim via email: "Dear Steve, I think I may have a re-creation or a phony car, good as it looks. I'm having an FBI friend research and see what the real history is for this particular vehicle. I'm sure there will come a time when I will need Terry's number, but for the moment I just want to see how badly I've been fooled. I'll keep you apprised." Yep, he's good... he's so good he's probably looking at some beachfront property in Indonesia.• Ahhhhh, what? Jim-a-lim-a-ding-dong, you better check that mysterious missing title. Or maybe Jimmy Junior is reading you the engine number or body number and not the chassis number. "That's it! He's giving me the wrong number!" Calling the . Adale just a car is like calling Michaelangelo just a painter. Bold Muscular. A masterpiece in metal And. just one of the 100 beautiful cars and motorcycles you will get to feast your eyes on this September 25 on the Veteran s Green in Westport. CT. Spend the day for the benefit of z)av, and enjoy gourmet food, classical music. lectures. appraisals and an Italian fashion show. There will even be an activity tent just for kids Tickets are S15 for adults and S30 for a family of four. For more information visit: www.fairfieldcountyconcours.com October 2005 53


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Porsche Gesprach Jim Schrager Parading Porsches It is rumored that after attending a Parade, Ferry Porsche commented that he did not understand the American fascination with cleanliness I f there is an automotive heaven for Porschephiles, I must be in it. Driving our 1973 Carrera RS along narrow winding roads in the warm Pennsylvania sunshine, I am with our two sons, motoring up to the sumptuous Hershey Hotel. After a check of concours credentials, we are directed to our spot on the fairway. The lawn muffles our engine and the car seems to roll along silently, as if powered by an otherworldly force. We take our place on a field of dreams with a hundred other Porsches, each one prettier and more interesting than the next. There is an air of reverence for get a special comment about it. This year the judges liked our tool kit—as well they should have, given that it displayed the best pieces lifted from a dozen early 911s. Waiting their turn to be scrutinized these machines as owners quietly tend to a final dusting and polishing prior to the competition. At 8:00 a.m. sharp (after all, this is an event celebrating a German marque, so punctuality is expected) each owner closes up their car for the final time prior to judging. Groups of judges clad in special attire appear out of the morning mist and silently begin looking over the cars. They've been carefully selected, their credentials including encyclopedic knowledge of both big things and small details, collectively possessing far more information than can be found in a library of books. BIGGEST AND BEST As one of the most hyped events of this or any other year, the 50th Porsche Parade was the biggest and best attended ever. It was oversold on the first day of registration by several hundred, and the organizers worked hard to make adjustments allowing many of these anxious club members entry to various events. The heart of this event has always been the concours on Sunday. In the old days, it was just a wash-and-shine event, but after a while, we highly competitive Americans went to greater and greater lengths to present obsessively clean and perfect cars. It is rumored that after attending a Porsche Parade some years back, Ferry Porsche commented that he did not understand the American fascination with cleanliness. His cars were meant to be driven and enjoyed, not have their inner fender wells cleaned with Q-Tips. It wasn't just Porsche who was rankled by the hyper-competitive nature of the concours, as participation began to dwindle in the early 1990s. So the rules were changed so that non-original cars could compete, with these "non-Kardex" classes allowing cars with different engines or nonoriginal colors on the field. The extra classes also provided more chances to win and participation in the concours improved. OF TENTHS AND TOOL KITS You might imagine that having a group of highly knowledgeable experts pass judgment on your pride and joy, and publicly posting the results, would be about as much fun as a root canal. But the judges at the Porsche Parade are unfailingly polite, and in fact, some of the nicest folks you can find. Many write thank you notes on the judging sheets and if there is a particularly good area of your car, you often 54  The judges evaluate separate sections of the car, on both originality and condition. Tenths of a point are deducted from a possible score of 300 points for the Full Concours (including the chassis) or 230 for the Touring Class, which we entered. Although the four- or five-person team has just five minutes to judge your car, prior to the inspection they ask how you found the car, who works on it, and what kinds of things you use it for. This allows each entrant to loosen up a bit before the clock starts. BEYOND THE CHAMOIS AND FEATHER DUSTERS But the modern Porsche Parade is much more than just a car show. It starts with a swap meet Saturday morning, and continues with a tour that afternoon for concours cars looking for three bonus points. Since we had already driven our car the ten hours from South Bend, IN, this was a must-do for us. Saturday winds up with a big banquet, and Sunday there is another banquet after the concours. Monday continues with a rally in the morning, radio-control racing in the afternoon, and another banquet in the evening. All day Tuesday there were tech sessions provided by experts from all over the country, where I represented SCM in leading two lively groups interested in discussing the values of vintage Porsches. This was followed by yet another banquet. Wednesday provided day one of the two-day autocross and the official parade day, where the streets were closed and 400 Porsches drove to the nearby Classic Car Club of America Museum. Thursday saw the conclusion of the autocross and the ubiquitous banquet, though at this one there were awards presented. Friday provided a tech quiz and, you guessed it, the closing banquet. For those intrepid Porsche owners who still hadn't had enough, a local region held a drivers' education event on Saturday and Sunday at the historic Watkins Glen circuit a few hours north, across the New York border. PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR DETAILS: Porsche Parade We had an absolutely wonderful time this year. Our RS ran flawlessly both on the drive out and the trip home. Our boys (ages 15 and 12) had great fun in the RC car races, taking second and fourth places even though they eschewed the kid's class and competed against the adults. The competition on the concours field was fierce, so we were delighted to take a second in our section, with 230.4 points. Our judging sheets provide helpful hints for next time, when we'll try a bit harder. Plan ahead: August 6-11, 2006 Where: Portland, OR Cost: $150 Web site: pco.org But the best part of any Porsche Parade is the friends and SCMers we get a chance to meet. Next year the Parade will be held in the magazine's hometown of Portland, OR, and SCM's own John Draneas will be the chair. We hope to see you there.* Sports Car Market


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American Profile 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Coupe What kept production numbers low was the staggering cost of the Hemi option, at just under $900—or nearly a third of the base price of the car by Colin Corner DETAILS Years produced: 1970-71 Number produced: 760 Original list price: $4048.40 (1970) SCIA Valuation: $175,000-5900,000 Tune-up/major service: $1,000 Distributor cap: $20 Chassis: on dash VIN tag, driver's door Iamb decal, fender tag on left inner fender well under hood, stamped in left side of cowl and on back left side of radiator core support Engine: passenger side of engine block, on machined pad above oil pan rail and in front of motor mount Club: Plymouth Barracuda 'Coda Owners Club Web site: pbcoc.com Chassis number: BS23R0B223584 n a day when clones and replicas are so commonly seen, it is a pleasure to see an authentic, factory-built 1970 Hemi 'Cuda coupe. Presented in its original Hi Impact Tor Red finish, its eye-catching beauty is complemented with white bucket seats and optional center console. Backing up the 425-hp V8 is the rock-solid 727 Torqueflight automatic and a 3.55:1 Sure Grip rear axle. I While this is an authentic R-code 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, the vendor has told us that the engine in the car is date-coded March 3, 1969, and appears to have been a factory crate replacement, installed early in this car's life. Also added are white hockey-stick sport stripes applied to the rear quarter panels. Treated to a full cosmetic restoration about ten years ago, this included a correct repaint and freshening of the interior with an eye towards authenticity. Documenting the car's heritage are portions of the factory build sheet and the original fender tags. Currently fewer than 32,000 miles show on the odometer, which the vendor believes are from new. This 'Cuda represents a rare opportunity to obtain one of the most sought after high-performance automobiles in existence. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $189,750 at the Worldwide Houston sale, held April 30, 2005. The 426 Street Hemi engine is the most legendary powerplant ever fitted in a muscle car, its name still resonating like a pair of glass packs 40 years later. Out of all the body styles in which it was available from 1966-71, it was in the big-engine-in-a-small-car E-Bodies that the 426 was put to its best use. These classic long-hood, short-deck pony cars were turned into monster street machines when fitted with the Hemi V8, and today their popularity among collectors has driven prices into orbit. Of the two 1970-71 E-Body Mopars, the Plymouth Barracuda and Dodge Challenger, pure styling and name recognition of the 'Cudas have made them the more popular model. Rare even when new, Hemi 'Cuda production was limited: 652 coupes were built in 1970, dropping to just 108 in 1971. Convertible production numbers approach those of some classic European sports cars, with 14 droptop Hemi 'Cudas built in 1970 and only seven in 1971. What kept these numbers low was the staggering cost of the Hemi option, at just under $900—or nearly a third of the base price of the car Take into account that the Hemi had a well-deserved reputation of 56  being difficult to keep in proper tune, and you see why more buyers opted to instead spend $250 for a 440 Six Pack. This engine was rated at just 35 hp less than the Hemi 's 425, with nearly identical torque output, and was an almost equal street terror—but much easier to live with. I have owned many Hemis and EBodies over the years, and can attest to the allure of these beasts, even though they were shoddily constructed. When tuned correctly, nothing sounds as beautifully aggressive as a 426 Hemi, yet slamming an E-Body door can results in an unwelcome cacophony. There is no satisfiling "thunk," like you might find in a bank-vault-era Mercedes, but rather the sound of an exploding hardware store. These are crude cars that were built to a specific price point, appealing to a young audience more concerned with looks and speed than NVH levels. Of course, many of these cars have since been restored, their inherent flaws ironed out by concours-level reconstructions that correct and perfect what Mother Mopar didn't. Alternatives: 1970-71 Dodge Hemi Challenger, 1969-70 Mustang Boss 429,1970 Chevelle LS-6 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Coda Lot #190, S/N 8S23120B236293 Condition: 1 Sold at 5121000 RM, Amelia Island, FL, 3/13/2004 SCM ID# 32750 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda Lot #652; S/N BS23ROB159551 Condition: 2 Sold at $159,300 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, Al, 1/22/2004 SCM ID# 31963 The market for Hemi 'Cudas has become the barometer for the rest of the muscle car world, setting the pace as prices charge upwards. At the bottom of the food chain are the 1970 coupes, which can sell for as little as $150,000, while the ultra-rare 1971 convertibles stand at the top, with reports of private sales over $3m. The highest auction price we've seen for a Hemi 'Cuda is $735,000 for a 1971 hardtop at the May 2005 Mecum sale in Rockford, IL. Like other muscle cars, value is dependant on the basics, including production numbers, options, history, and condition. Cars with four- Sports Car Market


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speeds, Hi Impact colors, original drivetrains and stacks of paperwork will bring the most money, meaning the connoisseur 's dream might be something like a Sublime Green 'Cuda with the Super Track Pac, a 4.10 rear and a manual transmission, a white interior; white hockey-stick stripes, and _fresh out of a well-known restoration shop in #1 condition. Condition is paramount because it is just as expensive to properly restore a Hemi 'Cuda as anything else on the road. A general rule of thumb for any muscle car restoration is that it will take a minimum of 1,000 hours of labor to bring a solid example to concours level. Simple math dictates that at $60/hour in a competent shop, you will be in for at least $85,000 in parts and labor, assuming no hard-to-get bits are missing. Just like with European sports cars, the smart money is on buying a "done" car that somebody else has restored. As for the car pictured here, the prevailing market would stand at about $150k-$300k. If you think that 's a lot of money for a serial-production American car that not even a convertible, understand that if this car was a '71, it might take $600k-$900k to park it in your garage. While finished in a desirable and striking Hi Impact color with a white interior, the car does have a few deficiencies. First and foremost, it no longer has its original engine block, and suffers from "two pedal-itis." With a four-speed, it would be valued at about 25% more. The car also has the 8.75-inch rear axle and 3.55 gear ratio that came standard with the automatic transmission, rather than a performance axle package (a Dana 60 with a lower gearset, like 4.10:1). It is described as having only por- We Share Your Passion for Classic Cars mor  wwirvirqr INSURANCE tions of its original build or broadcast sheet, which is a concern, as what left may or may not denote the important items such as the Hemi engine. Overall, the car appears to be an older restoration to driver rather than show level. From the pictures in the catalog, I can see numerous incorrect details, none of which are difficult to fix, but are indicative of the level of restoration. Remember, a decade ago these were $50,000 cars and nobody was spending $100,000 to restore them. That said, if the car is indeed as described, I would call the sale price market correct and both the buyer and seller should be pleased. My advice to the new owner is to find a competent Hemi mechanic, have him set the carbs, lash the valves, recurve the distributor; and go out and make some Goodyear shareholders happy I guarantee the guy down the street in his new Mercedes CL65 won't be having as much fun, and he certainly won 't be the envy of every red-blooded American male. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• Toll Free (800) 678-5173 October 2005  Instant Quotes Online: www.parishheacock.com 57


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1940 Maserati 8CL Indy Car The car was like a snappy retort delivered after the party was over—clever, but presented to an empty room by Thor Thorson DETAILS Years produced: 1940, 1946 Number produced: 2 Original list price: expensive SCM Valuation: 11.8-12.2 million Cost per hour to race: $750 Magneto cop: S700 Chassis #: tag in cockpit Engine #: right rear of engine Club: Maserati Club International, 1620 Industry Drive, Suite F, Auburn, WA 98001 Web site: maseratinet.com Alternatives: 1932 Alfa Romeo P3, 1934 Bugatti Tipo 59 SCM Investment Grade: A COMPS Chassis number: 3034 ollowing on the success of Wilbur Shaw's win in his Maserati Tipo 8CTF at the Indianapolis 500 in May 1939, the Maserati factory was confident it could repeat this victory in 1940 with its new model monoposto (single seater), the Tipo 8CL. This new racing car was a more powerful version of the eight-cylinder 8CTF, with four valves per cylinder, two superchargers, two Memini carburetors and a chassis with a 70-mm longer wheelbase. Power output had increased for the three-liter engine, to a respectable 420 hp with a potential top speed of 175 mph. F The first Tipo 8CL, SN 3034, was completed by the end of March 1940, resplendent in the South American racing colors of blue with yellow. Practice for the Indy 500 was in April, and the race driver Raul Rigante, a local South American champion of some experience, qualified it at 121.8 mph. The 1939 winning 8CTF qualified at 127 mph, which put Wilbur Shaw on the front row and Rigante on the twelfth. In the race, which Shaw won for the second successive time, Rigante had a bad accident on lap 24. The Argentine driver was thrown out of the cockpit without serious injury, but his car was badly beaten up and was eventually crated back to Argentina, where it remained for almost 40 years, mostly in retirement. The car has since been the subject of a thorough survey and mechanical restoration by Phil Riley, and has made successful appearances in historic races at Monterey and Lime Rock. The SCM analysis: This car sold for $2,204,435 at Sotheby's Maranello auction, held June 28, 2005. If you have the DNA for old car passion in your genes, a car like this one must make you weak in the knees. It's just so completely over the top: a twin-cam, four-valve straight eight; sixteen header pipes, all lined up on a row; two superchargers stuck on the front; cam covers and intake runners that just go on and on and on; a 6,800-rpm redline... Did I mention it pre-war? And an Indy car to boot? Incredible! Too bad it was so terribly mediocre as a race car Maserati began its supercharged straight-eight series with the 8C 3000 in 1932, followed by the 8CM in 1933-34. Twenty of these were built and they were competitive Grand Prix cars, but their detachable 58  cylinder heads led to head gasket problems when the supercharger boost was turned up. A successor was designed with the cylinders and heads cast as a single unit, the 8CTF (for "testa fissa," or fixed head), and it was good for another hundred horsepower or so. But by now it was 1938 and there was neither a market for the car (Maserati only built three of them), nor any hope of competitive success. It is hard to overstate just how utterly dominant the German teams from Auto Union and Mercedes were in the mid- to late-1930s. Joining the fight seemed quixotic at best. The English must have thought so, as they ceded the Grand Prix field and concentrated on the 1,500-cc class. Bugatti and Alfa Romeo, both successful manufacturers of road cars, accepted the competition 1960 Maserati Tip° 60 Birdcage Lot #62,5/N 2460 Condition: 3- Sold at $2,055,942 Christie's, London, UK, 3/26/2001 SCM ID# 24041 1933 Bugatti Type 59 Supercharged Lot #639, S/N 59121 Condition: 3 Said at $2,407,905 Bonhams, Chichester, UK, 6/24/2005 challenge on purely nationalistic grounds. Maserati, however had a commercial imperative to go racing. At the time, it was a privately held specialty race car manufacturer, and building and selling race cars was all it did. In the 1,500-cc "Voiturette" class, Maserati fielded its 6CM, an over-square car (long stroke, small bore), but Alfa Romeo arrived in 1938 with its dominant Type 158 "Alfetta" and it was back to the drawing board. Maserati penned the 4CL, which was a remarkably modern, square design (equal bore and stroke) with four valves per cylinder It was an excellent engine, but selling race cars in 1939 was a very tough business. Headstrong as Italians are known to be, Maserati forged ahead. One of the 8CTFs had gone to the US. for Wilbur Shaw to drive in the Indy 500. He won, which gave the guys in Bologna a new idea. They would Sports Car Market


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put the 4CL architecture on the straight eight, stretch the chassis a bit, and take this new "8CL" to the U.S. to run Indy in 1940. The problem, though, was that with all the effort Maserati had thrown at the engine, for most of the decade it had almost completely ignored the chassis. Aside from the torsion bar independent front suspension adapted from the 6CM, the 8CL was pretty much a 1932 Grand Prix car with twice the horsepower; and it was never successful. Maybe with more time and money it could have claimed greatness, but Maserati's circumstances and World War II combined to prevent that. Instead, the car was like a snappy retort delivered after the party was over—clever, but presented to an empty room. Vintage racing and collecting are not just about successful cars, however. Decades after the fact, it's not uncommon for the once merely quixotic to become much more interesting to own. That 's the case here, as buyers for these vintage Maseratis are collectors rather than active users. With the art of these cars being more important than any other attribute, they are certainly desirable masterpieces. Though the car pictured here was built specifically for Indianapolis, it is clearly valued as a late- '30s Maserati Grand Prix car, which is what it really is. Non-German Grand Prix cars from the '30s seem to be worth between $1.5-$2.5 million, a range they've occupied for some years now, with Alfas and Bugattis on the higher side and Maseratis somewhat lower. If you could find an Auto Union or Mercedes, you pay three to four times that much. Based on those numbers, this car wasn 't cheap, but I'd say it was fairly bought. (Historical and descriptive information courtesy of the auction company)• a-e/ttazei 1145 Park Avenue Emeryville, California USA 94608 Phone: (510) 653-7555 • Fax: (510) 653-9754 www.fantasyjunction.com /ave4tmeat4 i oeceete ipteetedt, cia,mie awe 44 ftezjenotaoce cam 1982 Mirage M 128 #002. Last ■ ,1 the ■ru us hra Aluminum honeycomb chassis, 4 liter Cosworth. New paint. Prep* and tested 7/03. $150,000. •r• 1950 Talbot Lago T26G8, #110123. ‘ery elegant and rare Franay fastback coupe in fully restored condition. True Gran Routier. Strong performance and satisfying to drive. Past Pebble Beach participant. $350,000. October 2005 1958 Ferrari 250 TDF, sin 0901C1 Great car in excellent condition, engine by Oldtimer Garage. Superb periml history including 2nd Overall 1958 'Ibur de France, Scuderia Los Amigos, Trinfignant/Picard. $1,750,000. 1967 Maserati Ghibli. Giugiaro's beautiful signature design New paint and front seats. Rebuilt engine and much other work with receipts. 5-speed, original tool kit 1(/0 alloys. $49,500 59


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MORRIS & WELFORD9 LLC SPECIALIST HISTORIC CAR CONSULTANTS AND BROKERS 1933 ALFA ROMEO 6C-1750 SUPERCHARGED GRAN SPORT SPYDER CHASSIS NUMBER 121215048 IS A SIXTH SERIES TiP0 6C-1750 WITH ITS ORIGINAL TOURING COACHWORK AND MATCHING NUMBERS ENGINE. FURTHER ADDITIONS INCLUDE A MONZA COWL AND A FLUTED FIN OVER THE TWIN SPARE WHEELS. WITH A DOCUMENTED HISTORY, THE ALFA WAS RESTORED TO SHOW CONDITION A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAS APPEARED AT THE PEBBLE BEACH AND GREENWICH CONCOURS EVENTS. READY TO BE DRIVEN AND ENJOYED ON ANY NUMBER OF VINTAGE EVENTS. OTHER CARS AVAILABLE 1912 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST Rol-DES-BELGEs TOURER 1927 GEORGES !RAT BY POURTOUT 1932 BUGATTI TYPE 55 JEAN BUGATTI ROADSTER 1933 JAGUAR SS 90 1949 'BLUE CROWN SPARK PLUG SPECIAL' INDY WINNING RACE CAR 1952 SIATA DAINA GRAN SPORT SPYDER 1956 JAGUAR D-TYPE 1958 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I DROPHEAD COUPE 1970 McLAREN M8C PLEASE CONTACT MILES MORRIS  P. O. Box 1167  WEs-roN, CT 06883  PHONE: 203 222 3862 FAX: 203 222 3863 CELL: 203 722 3333 E-MAIL: MILES@MORRISANDWELFORD.COM  MALCOLM WELFORD 2900 BRISTOL STREET, SUITE C-205 COSTA MESA, CA 92626 PHONE: 714 434 8562 FAX: 714 434 8155 CELL: 949 500 0585 E-MAIL: MALCOLM@MORRISANDWELFORD.COM WWW.MORRISANDWELFORD.COM


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F Market Reports Overview erraris and Astons and 'Vettes—oh my! This month, we present the best (and the rest) of these three storied marques, along with a smattering from the rest of the automotive world. Dan Grunwald covered the Second Annual KruseIn Corvette sale, and found the offerings to be mostly of '70s and '80s vintage. The results weren't great, though a clean '67 coupe did change hands for $70k. Grunwald then went to Mecum's Bloomington Gold event, where he witnessed more than $9m in sales, including a $394k '67 L89 convertible. "Mindboggling" was his description. Long-time Ferrari man and SCM contributor Martin Emmison soujurned to Maranello on June 28 to attend Sotheby's return to collector car auctions. Though laden with two dozen classic road and racing Ferraris, top sale went to one of the newest—Michael Schumacher's $3.2m F 1/F2004. The world's fastest Popemobile managed to earn a hefty chunk, too. Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Newport Pagnell hosted Bonham's all-Aston Martin sale, as reported by Richard HudsonEvans, who was surprised when a DB5 hardtop brought a remarkable $54k. Then it was on to the firm's auction tent at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the big draw was a 1933 Bugatti Type 59 GP racer, largely unrestored and tucked away for the last half-century. New owner Thomas Bscher paid nearly $2.4m to own this rare machine. Donald Osborne was recently at the Kensington Motor Group's Hamptons Auto Classic. Lacking its concours this year, overall sales suffered as a result. Without question, the star of the show was a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 3005L roadster, which sold for $335k. There seems no end in sight for the solid prices these continue to bring. And from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, B. Mitchell Carlson and Marit Petersen teamed up to tackle Mecum's Back to the '50s sale in St. Paul, MN. Interpreting the results, it's a safe bet that this relatively new annual event will only get bigger as both the muscle car market and the collector-car hobby in the upper-Midwest evolve.—Stefan Lombard• BY THE NUMBERS 2003 Ni 2004 I. 2005 1.1978 MG Midget Mk IV, S3,400, MSP, p. 88 2.1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, $40,950, MSC, p. 71 3.1990 Aston Martin Virage, $41,630, RN, p. 86 4.1951 Jaguar XK 120, $79,200, KM, p. 78 5.2004 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, $371,050, BC, p. 76 Side Sotheby's, Maranello, Italy (5)  Mecum, St. Charles, II. (MSC)  Bonhams, Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK, (BC)  ,4c0x,  ,,,, I A" SC1111-6 Scale  Condition Refill.:  1  National concours standard/perfect  2 Very good club concours some small flows  c* • e. t.46' .0k 3. Average daily driver in decent condition  4. Still a driver but with some apparent flaws  Q b p. 62 p.68 p. 72 Kensington Motors, Bridgehampton, NY (KM) .,  p. 78 Bonhams, Newport Pagnell, UK (RN)  Mecum, St. Paul, MN (MSP)  Kruse International, Auburn, IN (K)  eBay Motors, (e)  p. 82 p. 88 p. 92 p. 94 5 A nasty beast that runs but has many problems 6. Good only for parts TOP I SALES THIS ISSUE 1, 2004 Few-Hill /420K S3,200,670, S.  66 2. 1933 Bugatti Type 59, $2,391,915, BC, p. 75 3. 1940 Maserati 8C1, $2,204,235, S, p. 62 4. 1961 Ferrari 250 CT SWB, $1,327,372, S, p. 64 5. 2005 Ferrari Enzo, $1,274,229, S. p. 66 6. 1966 Ferrari 365 California Spyder, $888,941, S, p. 65 7. 1929 Bentley 4Y2-Liter Le Mans, $719,475, BC, p. 72 8. 1911 Delage Type X, $600,015, BC, p. 75 9. 1966 Aston Martin 086 SWB Vantage Valente, $510,420, RN, p. 83 10. 1946 Maserati 4C1, $503,653, S, p. 62 Best Buys


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Sotheby's Maranello, Italy Sotheby's Sotheby's Ferrari and Maserati Automobiles Maranello, Italy June 28, 2005 Auctioneer: Maarten ten Holder Number of automotive lots: 36 Number sold: 12 Sales rate: 33% Saws  I JY,6116 High sale: Lot 133, 2004 Ferrari F1/F2004, sold at $3,200,670 Buyer's premium: 18% on the first $243,760, 12% thereafter Report by Martin Emmison Market opinions in italics otheby's returned recently to the collector car table, offering up a mouthwatering selection of street and competition Ferraris and Maseratis. They chose Ferrari's Maranello headquarters for the event, lending the proceedings an air of drama unachievable in any other locale. The cars on offer included ten roadgoing V12s, an equal number of two-seat sports racers from the "golden era," five modernera Fl racers, and a smattering of cars tied to the rich, famous and otherwise of the last half-century. Each and every one of them was a true #1 or #2. In fact, this was the most impressive array of historic competition Ferraris to be put on the block since Christie's offered the Obrist Collection. Despite the atmosphere, the machines and the history, with only 12 lots sold of the 36 offered, it would seem the big buyers were not tempted. Why? Presentation left something to be desired, as Sotheby's had the cars parked in rather cramped quarters. In addition, none of the cars was paraded on the dais, nor even started. Instead, each car— regardless of its value—was given about 90 seconds on the block as the auctioneer addressed the gathered crowd in a confusing mix of Italian, French and English. While the sales rate was just 33%, total volume might be regarded as a fairly successful return with nearly $8.2m changing hands. Still, with all that rare and beautiful machinery in the room, many attendees hoped for much, much more. S The top price of the afternoon$3,200,670—went to one of the newest cars on offer, Michael Schumacher's F 1/F2004, with which he won the first five races of last year's championship season. Another big earner was a 1940 Maserati 8CL, a failed Indy racer with post-war success in South America. Resplendent in the bright blue and yellow of Argentina, it sold for $2,204,235. 62  Though most of the cars offered were notable for various reasons of triumph or failure, others earned their money for different reasons. One such car was a 2005 Enzo, the last of 400 built, and presented to Pope John Paul II by the Scuderia just months before his death. It sold for $1,274,229. Conversely, the cars that failed to sell in Maranello are perhaps even more fascinating than those that did. The 1962 330TRI/ LM—the last front-engined car to win Le Mans, and a $6.5m car three years ago—did not sell. The 1958 412S—likely powered by a motor with its own dramatic history—did not sell. These and a host of others went home unsold, victims of high reserves and a lack of any real spirited bidding. For several of the no-sales the auctioneer continued to raise the price up to the reserve, despite the silence and inactivity in the room. Thus many of the no-sale prices reported are artificially inflated and don't accurately reflect the proceedings. condition. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $503,653. The third of three cars ordered by Scuderia Milano, the unofficial Maser works team. This car and its sisters were piloted by the greats—Cortese, Villoresi and Nuvolari among others, but when and where is a mystery. Rarely do these machines come up at auction, so the buyer paid for the privilege to own one. It is difficult to judge the success or failure of an auction that sells just a third of its consignments, and yet sees almost $8.2m in total sales. It is fair, then, to call this one a missed opportunity to capitalize fully on the assembled machinery. Perhaps next time, if there is one, the proper cars will draw the proper collectors, and the results might be a bit more satisfying.—M.E. #126-1949 FERRARI 166 INTER coupe. S/N 015S. Eng. # 015S. Plum/beige leather. RHD. One of the first series Inters built by Touring. Thorough and costly restoration completed in March 2005. Engine bay clean, heads ITALIAN #125-1940 MASERATI 8CL single seater. S/N 3034. Blue and yellow. Inspired by Wilbur Shaw's 1939 Indy 500 victory in a Maserati Tipo 8CTF. Number 1 of 2 constructed, painted in the racing colors of Argentina. Body and mechanicals restored to as-new, race-ready condition by Phil Riley. Semi-regular exercise show minor wear. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $700,000. This is the classic shape of the early roadgoing Ferraris, not fast in modern terms but fast in its day. If this was real money, you could have sold this car twice. coupe. S/N 0193EL. Eng. # 0241EU. Blue with white roof/gray leather. RHD. Pretty color scheme. Paint pitted on inside of driver door; chrome clean. Interior has new carpets, original leather seats dirty, torn in several #114 1952 FERRARI 212 INTER 2+2 - at Monterey and Lime Rock. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $2,204,235. This car crashed out of Indy in 1940, was rebuilt, and enjoyed a good postwar South American racing history in minor and major events, including a victory in the hands of Giuseppe Farina against the likes of Fangio. This was strong money for a rare car, but exclusivity does have a price. #108-1946 1VIASERATI 4CL single seater. S/N 1581. Eng. # 1579. Red/tan leather. Built from parts hidden away during WWII. Engine is original to chassis even though numbers don't match. Restored over two years for Symbolic Motor Cars of California to excellent places. Paint in engine bay chipped, engine dirty, heads stained. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $240,000. This car won the Circuit de Casablanca in 1956, making it eligible for the Ferrari Historic Challenge—fine fyou want to come in last! Not a very inspiring car to look at, and for the work needed to bring it up to snuff it should have sold. racing spyder. S/N 0502M. Eng. # 0502M. Red/ cloth. RHD. First raced and retired at Sebring, #129 1954 FERRARI 750 MONZA - Sports Car Market


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history as a works Mille Miglia car from 1955, and the car in which Castellotti led Hawthorn and Fangio in the first hour of the tragic 1955 Le Mans. Very rare as a straight-six Ferrari. Someone really should have bought this car #104-1956 FERRARI 250GT BOANO berlinetta. S/N 0527GT. Eng. # 0527GT. Silver over blue/beige with brown piping. Mechanically restored at Bassano del Grappa; cosmetically restored by Mario Galbiatti, formerly of Zagato. New radiator, though 1955. Eight successive victories in minor U.S. events, and nothing substantial after. Fitted with Chevy V8 in 1959, though mated in early '80s to original motor. Extensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration throughout 1990s. Great condition overall, though engine bay shows signs of Chevy engine history. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $1,300,000. This car was sold new to the U.S. and was unusual in that it lacked a headrest. A number of these 750 Monzas are currently on the market, so no wonder this did not sell at its very high reserve. #118-1955 FERRARI 121 LM racing roadster. S/N 0532LM. Eng. # 0532LM. Red/red leather. RI-ID. Nearly a dozen previous owners. Extensive restoration by Bob Wallace recently completed. Paint and brightwork to high luster. Cockpit correct and workmanlike; new leather. Engine bay clean, fresh. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $2,850,000. Superb "When you need the job done right" original available. Odo shows 3km since resto. Atractive color scheme on a clean, well presented car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $410,652. Less money than the 212 Vignale Coupe, but it was also less rare, as 80 of this model were built. Though they have continued to rise, this is still big money for a Boano. A good value, in my view #132-1956 FERRARI 625 LM racing roadster. S/N 0642MDTR. Eng. # 0642MDTR. Red/cloth. RHD. One of three built by Touring, the last cars to be so constructed. 1956 Monza winner with Collins and Hawthorn. Fine Any Car Any Year THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST JAGUAR WEB SITE Anywhere OUR 22ND YEAR OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE -AP 1 LARGEST INVENTORY OF ALL MODELS http://www.docsjags.com/ DOC'S JAGS 1211.1:›VVI I E TEL: (480) 951-0777 FAX: (480) 951-3339, AZ RESTORATION CENTER (623) 869-8777 23047 N. 15 Lane, Phoenix, AZ ASK FOR "DOC" • E-mail doc@docsjags.com October 2005  www.AutomobileInspections.com Automobile Inspections LLC, Hartford, CT USA Telephone: 860 456 4048 Fax: 860 423 6260 63


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Sotheby's Maranello, Italy restored order, and regularly campaigned in Shell Heritage Challenge Series. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $1,690,000. Even with its racing pedigree, which included about seven minutes at the 1956 Le Mans, this car failed to meet its big reserve. #107-1957 MASERATI 450S race coupe. S/N 4512. Eng. # 4512. Black/tan leather. Originally numbered as #4501, thus first of ten constructed. Started life as traditional Barchetta, then rebodied for 1957 Le Mans. Restored to Pebble Beach quality, shown there in 2003. Slight waves in some trim, Black repaint over red over black over red shows minor #119-1962 FERRARI 330 TRI/LM racing roadster. S/N 0808. Eng. # 0808. Red/blue cloth. RHD. One-off, the final iteration of the TR, the only 4-liter and the last front-engined Ferrari to win Le Mans. Superb condition cosmetically and mechanically. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $8,050,000. Last appeared in 2002 three with special bodies by Touring. Fitted with a modified race engine from the 450S, it 's an historic and evocative car with great ownership history, the Shah of Iran being the first. The special-bodied cars will always fetch a premium, though this one might have been overpriced; RMsold S/N 103004 for $495,000 in March 2003. #111-1961 FERRARI 250GT SWB ber- buff marks, but otherwise superb. Engine bay clean and bright. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $4,000,000. An interesting combination of Maserati's brutal 4505 sports racer with a slippery Zagato body. Though not successful in period, it is highly attractive in retrospect. The "regular" bodied cars will fetch around $3m; this one was estimated pre-sale at $5m. Real bidding stopped early, so this was just the auctioneer talking to a room. #121-1958 FERRARI 412S racing road- ster. S/N 0744. Eng. # 0744. Red/beige cloth. RHD. Recent restoration on current body, interior and mechanicals to concours standards. Original body available, though downtrodden. Great condition cosmetically and in the foglights. Recent overhaul on limited-slip cliff. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $1,327,372. A lovely example of this iconic car Certainly perky with its uprated engine, and though not concours it was well-presented. Reasonable reserve, so it sold well and at a figure consistent with the market, but these SWBs keep on appreciating. engine compartment. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $9,200,000. Almost certainly the engine from the 335S in which Portago suffered his fatal Mille Miglia accident. The sports car championship formula had moved to 3 liters by 1958, so this 4-liter car did not have a serious Ferrari works history; its racing comes mostly from America. A rare, beautiful and somewhat mythical car, but the reserve was set too high so bidding was over before it even started. #106-1959 MASERATI 5000 GT 2-door coupe. S/N AM103002. Eng. # 100302. Dark blue/white leather. Odo: 9,000 km. Mileage is actual. Engine rebuilt by D.K. Engineering, including balancing the crankshaft, and little used since. Chrome and wood steering wheel shows some small pitting; Voxson radio mounted beneath rearview. Paint excellent, but for buffing marks. Engine compartment very businesslike. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $800,000. This is the first of 31 5000 GTs built, and one of just 64 #110-1961 FERRARI 246SP/196SP racing spyder. S/N 0790. Eng. # 0790. Red/blue cloth. RHD. Recently campaigned in vintage events following storage from 1964 to 2002. Original condition with a fine patina. Exterior freshened, slight surface imperfections, small chips around filler cap, paint on rearview pitted and chipped; matte cockpit paint chipped and flaking. Engine bay dirty, with paint flaking. Mechanically restored. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $2,700,000. A great Ferrari with extensive successful history, including Tatga and Nurburgring 1000 km victories, as well FM radio. New tires, dampers and Silentbloc bushes. Cosmetically good apart from engine compartment. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $97,000. Nice car but reserve carried it into a stratosphere of trading not seen since the late 1980s. This car should have sold. #112-1964 FERRARI 500 SUPERFAST coupe. S/N 5981. Eng. # 5981. Metallic aquamarine/black leather. 1964 Turin Motor Show car. Recent restoration. Bare metal repaint in original lovely color. Engine rebuilt by Berlinetta Motors, fitted with stainless exhaust. linetta. S/N 2551GT. Eng. # 2551GT. Bright red/beige leather. Odo: 22,203 miles. Steel body in great condition, Nardi wood-rimmed wheel shows use. High-compression pistons and special camshafts, rare 670/680 Marchal at RM :s Monterey auction, where it sold to Jim Spiro 's Fantasy Motors for nearly $6.5m. Used regularly since, including 2003 Colorado Grand. I spent an afternoon as passenger in this car—she goes! A pity there weren't any legitimately keen buyers present, as there was no real money involved here. #101-1963 FERRARI 250 GTE 2+2 coupe. SN 4745GT. Eng. # 4745GT. Black/red leather. Odo: 5,600 km. Mileage since full 2002 restoration by Sport Garage and Berlinetta Motors. Bare metal before repaint. Period Blaupunlct as Mike Parkes' win at the Guards Trophy at Brands Hatch in August 1962, the first motor race your correspondent ever attended. As a serious works car surely this must be worth half the price of a customer 250TR? No one in the crowd seemed to think so. Original leather shows use, floorboard dirty. Engine bay clean. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $440,000. Very rare, very fast, but for some reason these cars are not highly appreciated. This bid, if it was real money, should have sealed the deal. Sports Car Market


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Sotheby's Maranello, Italy #105-1966 FERRARI 365 CALIFORNIA spyder. S/N 9127. Eng. # 217. Dark red/black duck/tan. Odo: 50,336 km. Number 2 of just 14 Spyders built. Origially ivory with light blue leather, may have also been blue at one in the classic Steve McQueen film, "Le Mans." No movie-goers today, apparently. #117-1971 FERRARI Fl 312 B2 race car. S/N 005. Eng. # type 001. Red/. Extensive period race history in the hands of Ickx, Andretti and Regazzoni. Recently restored to race-ready condition, and since campaigned in historic Fl point. Two owners, with the second the last 37 years. Cosmetic updates in 1989, then shown at Pebble Beach. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $888,941. This was a strong price for a rare model that is not universally loved among Ferraristi. #115-1966 FERRARI 330 GTS spyder. S/N 9227GT. Eng. # 9227GT. Red/black duck/black leather. Odo: 35,258 km. Good all-around order. This is a well-used car, rather than a garage queen, campaigned in vintage $18k refurb in 1998 by Modena Motorsport to excellent condition cosmetically and mechanically. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $84,000. Ferrari's least-loved road car of the modern era. These cars regularly change hands in the $20k-$30k range, but even factoring in the low mileage and originality, this thing was way, way overpriced. races. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $975,000. Historic flat-12 grand prix car driven in the 1971-73 seasons. Limited success, although Ickx piloted 005 to victory at the 1972 German GP. Steep price for this largely foregettable racer; as such, no one seemed all that interested. #123-1979 FERRARI 308 GT4 2+2 coupe. S/N 14048. Eng. # 14048. Black/red leather. Odo: 551 km. Ferrari's first non-Pininfarinapenned car in 20 years. 551 actual kilometers. First owner stored the car from new until 1992. events. Most recently competed in and won the 3,400 mile Rallye des Vikings. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $477,081. The fourth of 100 built, so quite rare and priced at nearly twice the mark for a 275 GTS. Indeed, it was priced above the market for other 330s—an upward trend or a spirited bidder? #122-1970 FERRARI 512 S/111 racing prototype. S/N 1030. Eng. # 1030. Yellow/ black. RHD. A smattering of competition appearances as both a 512 S and a 512 M, with best overall result a 1st at Zolder in July 1971. Thorough restoration in early 1990s at #124-1984 FERRARI 512 BBI coupe. S/N ZFFJA09B000052629. Red/black leather. Odo: 300 km. 300 actual kilometers. Bought new by French Ferrari importer Pozzi, displayed in their museum. Engine completely gone www.reoriginals.corn P- Th&1 91I4L IA Restoration Headquarters JUST ARRIVED! Pirelli Cinturato CN36 Tires 185170 VR 15 Only 220 made, get yours now! New manufacture from Italy. European Auto sales. Well presented in historic racing condition, not show, and still evented. Cond: race. NOT SOLD AT $1,950,000. Wonderful car from the 5-liter era of Group 6 Prototype racing, then dominated by the mighty 917s. In addition to its regular racing duties, this car served as an extremely fast prop October 2005 » Porsche 911 » Ferrari Lusso phone: 713-849-2400 65


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Sotheby's Maranello, Italy through, new timing belts fitted, a/c updated. Great original condition, though driver seat looks like it's seen 10,000km. Cond: 1, NOT SOLD AT $115,000. Another of the unloved Ferraris. Nicely presented as a museum piece, though certainly an odd choice given the alternatives. This car should have sold for $75k. #102-1988 FERRARI 328 GTS open coupe. S/N ZFFWA20B00077436. Black/ black HT/beige leather. Odo: 3,800 km. Great original condition for a car of this year. Mileage is actual. Replacement of all belts recently performed. Bland interior color; driver seat shows minimal wear. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $66,671. A strong price for what is largely Alloy wheels a variation on the Ferrari theme. Great condition overall, original tool kit, manual and maintenance record included. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $180,566. Very low mileage on this mid- '90s product of the '80s, and a very high price accordingly. #127-1997 FERRARI Fl 310B single seater. S/N 173. Red. Another scarlet racer, this one piloted by the less successful Eddie Irvine during the 1997 season. Kept and #133-2004 FERRARI F1/F2004 single seater. S/N 234. Eng. #2997. Red/carbon fiber. Michael Schumacher's 2004 race car, won the first 5 grands prix of that huge championship season—Australia, Malaysia, Bahrain, San Marino and Spain. Following his shunt in the tunnel at Monaco, the car was fully overhauled serviced at Ferrari Corse Clienti, Maranello. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $830,000. Another non-selling scarlet racer Again, hard to value, tough to maintain—not to mention costly—and nearly impossible to take to the mall. considered one of the best built, most reliable contemporary (relatively) Ferraris. The low mileage played a part, but these cars continue to change hands in a strong, steady market, so it wasn't over the top, either #109-1990 FERRARI F1-90 TIPO 641/2 race car. S/N 119. Red/tan leather and carbon. A 4th place finish at Germany in 1990, otherwise relagated to Tcar duty. A gift to Frank Williams in exchange for Jean Alesi's contract. Impossible to judge this car's condition except cosmetically, as little information provided on the mechanicals. Cockpit shows minor use. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $650,000. Last seen at Gstaad, December 2004, where it was a no-sale at $520k Like Schumi's F2004, this would really be usable only in Fl Clienti races, although no one would fault you for constructing your own track for hotlapping. Modern GP racers are often tough sells, as was the case here. #113-1995 FERRARI F512 M coupe. S/N ZFFVA40B000101577. Eng. # 38919. Red/ black leather. Odo: 2,900 km. One owner from new. Testarossa on a diet, with various lightweight bits—aluminum pistons, titanium alloy con-rods, aluminum body, fixed headlights. cosmetic condition for a racer. Wide rear fenders show race grime. Exhaust manifold shows light surface rust. Spartan interior clean overall and very businesslike. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $220,000. What do you do with a redundant racing car, except hold it for long term investment? No great racing history, so it must have been overpriced. 66 blessed the entire Scuderia, then asked that the car be sold, with proceeds to benefit the charity Caritas. Given the significance of its brief history, the price was right. It's a great conversation piece, too, if you happen to arrive at a dinner party in it.• Sports Car Market expect a prototype to be—edgy, much used, but interesting. Pity you could only use it as a track car, as Ferrari says it may not be used/ registered on the road. Scared of the lawyers, perhaps? Cond: 3. SOLD AT $236,125. Lots of money for a toy, and difficult to see it appreciating much. #116-2003 MASEFtATI TROFEO LIGHT race coupe. S/N ZAMBC38B000008940. White with blue stripes/blue Alcantara. Works racer restored by AF Corse. Finished 1 1 th in class at 2004 24 Hours of Daytona. Great #130-2000  FERRARI  ENZO PROTOTYPE coupe. S/N 90865. Red/black. Third of 3 Enzo prototypes constructed. A true bitsa (348, 355, 360, 550) and just as you would by the Scuderia to race-ready presentation, then retired. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $3,200,670. Buyer will not be able to take delivery until January 2006. Technical secrecy, you know. But he is welcome to enjoy it at Fiorano anytime he likes. This was a lot of money for a car largely relegated to use in the Ferrari F Clienti series. That doesn't even begin to cover the running costs.... #128-2004 FERRARI 575 GTC FIA race coupe. S/N 2206. Black/black leather/carbon. Fl-style paddle shift. Campaigned by French team JMB Racing in 2004 FIA GT series. Scored victory at Donington, in addition to 2nd place finishes at Magny-Cours and Bmo. Presented in race condition. Cond: race. NOT SOLD AT $910,000. Like the Maserati Trofeo, it a redundant racer and thereby tough to sell as anything more than an already outdated privateer car, or as an impressive toy at Ferrari club track days. Inflated reserve kept the bidders away. #131-2005 FERRARI ENZO coupe. S/N ZFFCZ56B000141920. Red/beige. Number 400 of 400, presented to Pope John Paul II in January 2005. Unused, unciriven, as new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $1,274,229. With seemingly little use for a 200-mph supercar, the ponti ff promptly


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Mecum Auction Inc. St. Charles, IL MECUM Mecum Auction Inc. Bloomington Gold St. Charles, IL June 24-26 2005 Auctioneers: NAM ueuen, mike nogerman and Jim Landis Number of automotive lots: 350 Number sold: 167 Sales rate: 53% Sales total: 59,120,221 High sale: Lot Si, 1967 L89 Corvette convertible, sold at $393,750 Buyer's premium: $300 on lots up to $5,499; $500 on lots S5,500 to 59,999; 5% on lots $10,000 and up Report by Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics S ummer in Illinois is hot and muggy, and the weather for Mecum's Bloomington Gold was no exception. Held at the Pheasant Run Resort, 30 miles west of Chicago, the three-day event served as a showcase for the best—and worst—the Corvette world has to offer. Corvettes young and old were displayed on the lush grass of the golf course, a far cry from the brown lawns that cover the rest of the drought-stricken state. The auction itself was one part of the huge Bloomington Gold extravaganza that drew Corvette fans and aficionados from all over the country. The sheer number of Cdtvettes on hand was mind-boggling, with cars to be auctioned, self-sold, parted out, judged, displayed, and just cruised around among the thousands who came to enjoy America's sports car. The high sale at this year's auction was COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Of course, some were merely "experts," and not so knowledgeable as they perhaps imagined themselves to be. Those who knew their stuff, however, knew it well and proved quite helpful for some buyers when it came time to bid. You have to really like Corvettes to want to be immersed in them for five days in the heat and humidity of the Midwest. But if that is the case, then this is indeed heaven for a Corvette lover. Five days of eating, drinking and sleeping Corvettes. From true fright pigs—which were difficult to find here—to the rarest and best on the planet, nowhere can you get your pushrod fix quite like Bloomington Gold.—D. G. #S41-1954 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N E54S004431. Pennant Blue/ beige/beige. Odo: 97,741 miles. 235-ci 16, 3x1bbl, auto. Wrinkles in seat back and small paint Engine and undercarriage painted and nice. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $46,200. Looks good from 10 feet. A little more money and sweat and the seller could have improved this restoration. Let's hope the new owner does just that; if and when it comes time to turn it around, the extra effort just might pay off #S 4 1957 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - - convertible. S/N E57S105806. Venetian Red/ white/beige/red leather. Odo: 600 miles. 283-ci V8, fuel-injected, 4-sp. Couple of paint touchups at rear edge of hood, but overall great paint and chrome. Slight misfit on top of windshield touch-up on right rear fender. Bloomington Gold, Top Flight and Vettefest Gold Spinner. Triple Crown car. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $80,850. This blue, Blue Flame Six had it all, including a new owner to lavish love upon it. #S57-1955 CHEVROLET CORVETTE roadster. S/N VE55S001272. Harvest Gold/ beige/beige. Odo: 81,534 miles. 265-ci V8, 4bb!. auto. Chrome on outside mirror dull, and or. an immaculate 1967 Marlboro Maroon L89 convertible, which brought $393,750. Only 16 L89s were built in 1967, and this one was the lone convertible. In all, 19 cars sold over $100k, and a full 67 of the 167 lots that sold brought over $50k. The demand for the Corvette marque was strong, as the market-defining prices proved. There were indeed some deep-pocketed collectors present, as well as dealers. Pro Team Classic Corvette spent nearly $2m on 29 lots, including the L89, and accounted for a quarter of total sales. However, the vast majority of the buyers seemed to be working people who had been saving for years and now were able to spring for that dream 'Vette they had always wanted. Call it one-stop shopping. You could pick your year, option list, and color. The quality of restorations was generally high, and many buyers benefited from the 'experts at every turn who were dispensing free advice. 68  lumpy on right side exhaust extension. Interior mirror edges losing silver. As-new underhood. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $148,050. To make this a true #1 will require only a few easy fixes. The selling price tells the story about this fine '55 and sets a high but honest bar for future sales. #A-66-1956 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N E56S002186. Venetian Red/ white/tan/red. Odo: 64,185 miles. 265-ci V8, 2x4-bbl, 3-sp. Numerous paint chips, cracks and runs in newer paint. Wide and uneven panel gaps, even for a Corvette. Pitted chrome door handles, window surrounds and outside of mirror. Loose right side trim. Front right bumper rechromed over deep pits. Parking light lenses loose. Dried and cracked windshield weatherstripping. New interior. Odometer unreadable. Gas door fits very poorly. New top. trim. New interior. Very light pits on left tail light chrome and passenger door handle. Could be that way from factory too. Perfect underhood. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $105,000. A red '57 Corvette with fuel injection and a 4speed. The tranny was from a '62, but all other numbers were said to match. Bloomington Silver in 1992. A good price for a nearly original and mostly pristine car #A65-1958 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N .158S102667. Signet Red/ white/white/red vinyl. Odo: 51,295 miles. 283ci V8, 4-sp, 230 hp. New paint and chrome with nice trim. Old paint peeling off underside of hood. New interior. Painted undercarriage. Passenger side window chrome and rear spears show some pits. Few chrome scratches around windows etc. Front left wheel looks like hubcap is glued on. Yes, GLUED on, with epoxy! Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,700. I guess the glue didn't really matter but it sure wasn't a confidence builder for this reporter #A106-1961 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 0867S104225. Roman Red/ white/white/red. Odo: 2,166 miles. 283-ci V8, 270 hp, 4-sp. Paint chipped on passenger door; headlight surrounds buffed through on edges. Right front bumper chromed over old repair. Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auction Inc. St. Charles, IL lock. Engine hosed clean, with surface rust on manifolds and valve covers. Said to be original mileage, paint, seats, carpet, door panels and dash. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $60,900. Though the smallest power output (250 hp) of the 327s, this car 's originality kept its price afloat here. What price originality and low mileage? Today it was $61k. Stone chips on front glass and worn window fuzzies. Engine detailed with high gloss paint and silver painted exhaust manifolds. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,945. Looks to be a good local show car and driver Cosmetically quite nice but not Bloomington Gold or NCRS material. Driver cars can be more fun than show cars anyway, so this one was fairly bought. #S16-1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 30837S112740. Ermine White/ Saddle Tan. Odo: 37,390. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Some buffed through edges on panel lines and numerous nicks and chips as well. Lots of small touch-ups. Paint cracking between rear windows. Some discolored vinyl trim behind seats; small hole in trim by ignition Sec , #S49-1965 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SN 194375 S115702. Goldwood Yellow/black. Odo: 52,358. 396-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. A few cracks at right front headlight, stone chips on windshield; chrome slightly dull, but 4-sp. Small paint flaw on rear deck between bumpers, light scratching on rear bumper chrome. NCRS Top Flight 1988. Complete owner history. F41 suspension. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $141,750. Well-known Corvette listed in Noland Adams Restoration guide as one of only two 427 a/c "Tanker" cars built, and this one is the highest optioned. Beautiful undercarriage resto done in 2005. Price reflects both the options and the condition. no serious flaws visible. Lots of documentation and great original interior with telescopic wheel. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $88,725. Said to be all original, never restored. Bloomington Gold Benchmark car. Unbelievably nice for an unrestored 40-year-old car A fair exchange all around. #525-1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SN 194376S106572. Laguna Blue/ Blue. Odo: 71,207 miles. 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, #C90-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SN 194377S101113. Red/red. Small block 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 300 hp, auto. Stone chips on front glass. Undercarriage dusty but not oily. Good interior with a few small flaws. Carpet misfit on passenger side kick panel. Arizona Homes with the Auto Enthusiasts in Mind . Specializing in Representing Buyers Who Need A Home with Multiple Car Garages to Park Their Passion! Listing Homes that Target those Who Love Their Cars. Denise G. Ham, AZ Lisc REALTOR® 480-213-1613 DeniseHam@Cox.net SONORAN LIFESTYLE REAL ESTATE CHB 11615 N. 136th St. #114, Scottsdale, AZ Being an avid Auto Enthusiast myself, 1 understand the need fira home with ample garage space fin- those serious about their cars. Luxury Homes  October 2005  Living in Arizona is all about the Lifestyle. What is Yours? Investments  Land  Condominiums 69


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Glovebox Notes A brief look at cars of interest that have passed through the SCM stable. Iricoror* is best 2006 DODGE CHARGER R/T HEMI Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,113. This most popular year for the 'Vette seems to bring well over $50k consistently, even with a small block and an automatic tranny. The a/c helps, but this was top dollar #C96-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S119069. Rally Red/ black/black. Odo: 571 miles. L71 Tri-Power 427-ci V8, 435 hp, 4-sp. Jagged deep scratch on driver-side windshield and scratches in right Price as tested: $35,565 Likes: Interior and exterior styling crisp and innovative, lots of room, suede-insert sport seats attractive, surprisingly good nay system, oh, and did we mention the Hemi? Gripes: Turing circle identical to the Queen Mary's, limited visibility in all directions, frustrating remote door-locking system that makes it hard for non-drivers to enter and exit. Fun to drive: **** Fun to look at: ***** Overall experience: **** Verdict: Following the Magnum and the 300C, Chrysler has another mega-hit on its hands. The Charger is a return to the American value equation of lots of room and lots of horsepower, at a reasonable price. The burble from the exhaust brings back memories of the chase seen from "Bullitt," and the ability of the Charger to shred its rear tires is gearhead Viagra. Maybe that "merger of equals" was more equal than Schrempp knew.—Keith Martin 2005 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE LTD ROADSTER engine. Period bolt-on alloy wheels, side pipes and shoulder harness options. Bloomington Gold 2001, Duntov award 2001, 99.3 at NCRS Price as tested: $41,630 Likes: Head-turning style with more than a little suggestion of Merc SL500. Roadster definitely has better looks than the coupe. Handling and power more than satisfying, though this is no Porsche. Even with V6 engine and five-speed auto box, bacicroads are great fun. Gripes: Seats typical Mercedes (i.e., hard and uncomfortable). $1,200 navigation system option, with miniscule center-stack screen and no map display, is a joke. Space required for soft top, which folds under a double-bubble metal tonneau panel, means luggage is limited to one garment bag and two small duffles. No golf bags in this trunk. Fun to drive: Ildrir Fun to look at: ***** Overall experience: **kik Verdict: Not at all the "ladies-who-lunch" fashion accessory expected from the specs. A solid sportster that was entertaining to drive and more than all right for a weekend getaway. Drew admiring crowds in resort parking lot and at car-guys coffee klatch.—Gary Anderson* 70 National. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $141,750. L89 with copy of original tank sticker and sales invoice. The thick paint was showing its age since its 2001 Gold award, but it was still a very striking, original color on this rare car The high bid reflected that. #S1-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S118300. Maroon/ black. Odo: 38,375 miles. Tri-Power 427-ci V8, 4-sp. Delamination starting on driver's vent glass. All else as factory. Bloomington Gold it. Perhaps a lesson to display only document copies? It sold nonetheless. I hope the thief comes down with long-term diarrhea. #C101-1972 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1Z67K2S515261. Ontario Orange/black HT/ST/blk. Odo: 47,711. 350ci V8, 4-bbl, 200 hp. Nice paint and chrome and clean underneath. Small tear in passenger seat, weatherstriping splitting on passenger door. Power brakes, a/c, tilt wheel. Engine "car wash" clean with rust and pitting on air cleaner, ignition shielding, and valve covers. with full documentation. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $393,750. Only 16 of these came from the factory with the L89 aluminum head option, and this is said to be the only convertible known. Really rare and really expensive, but certainly a 'Vette that will only go up up up! Sports Car Market bottom windshield trim. New interior with some light pitting on radio chrome; carpet a little loose at driver's door sill area. As new underneath. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $136,500. This car was Bloomington Gold in 2003 and is still showing very well, as the selling price explains more fully than I can. #S8-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. S/N 194377S120294. Sunfire Yellow/ white. Odo: 67,071 miles. 427-ci V8, Tr-Power, 4-sp. Numerous visible long running cracks in paint all over car. Good chrome. Delamination on front glass. Well-detailed aluminum head numerous round prep dents above left rear flare. Chips on front and side glass. Hooker chrome side pipes, big fender flares and gills added on sides. Aluminum racing gas filler. Cond: 2- . SOLD AT $115,500. Claimed to be a Motion Performance Phase III car, authenticated with letter from Joe Rosen. Selling price would seem to substantiate that. Lots of non-stock parts, but looked and sounded very impressive. No need for a radio in this car The music comes from the pipes. #S26-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 19467S405776. Silverstone Silver/silver HT/Gunmetal. Odo: 38,788 miles. Tri-Power 427-ci V8, 4-sp. Paint buffed through on left front fender and numerous chips throughout. Paint crack on right fender by hood edge. Large paint scrape on left side on the hardtop. 2003 Bloomington Silver and Survivor Awards. 38,788 documented miles. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $94,500. I don 't have much on the interior or engine of this car, as it was locked during inspection. Ordinarily I'd be annoyed, but the owner had some of the original docs stolen last year while the car was on display, so I couldn't blame him for locking #S48-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. SN 194678S404028. Blue/blue HT/black ST/black. Odo: 34,246 miles. L-88 aluminum head 427-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Pinholes in right front fender paint and ;


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Mecum Auction Inc. St. Charles, IL Cond: 2. SOLD AT $38,325. One owner with original documentaion and POP Looks to be your basic low-hp car, but in well-cared-for condition. I thought it deserved a second look. Others must have spotted it as well. No sleepers here. $38,300 is top $$ and then some for a '72, even with both tops. #Al2-1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SN 1Z37J3S413034. White/black leather. Odo: 69,984 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, auto. Sanded all over-through gel coat in most places. A "barely started restoration" and decided to sell instead (smart). Other than paint, body wallet, as dollars will find wings when fixing a car like this, even to driver condition. #S46-1991 CHEVROLET CALLAWAY CORVETTE SPEEDSTER. I01YY3384M5116978. Black/no top/peach. Odo: 4,137 miles. 350-ci V8, 402 hp, 6-sp. This Callaway Twin-Turbo Speedster is one of 10 built. Dirt on seat bolster and worn leather by the parking brake. Delaminating edges on windshield. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $155,000. S/N looks salvageable. Interior needs everything; seats and door panels are bad. Carpet missing. Non-original motor. Lots of cobwebs under car. Dash and glass look pretty good; a/c car. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $2,415. The sign on the seat read: "Brakes Don? Work" It 's a major project, but restorable as drivel; though at what price. Bought cheap, but buyer must watch the 402 hp doesn't sound like a lot today, but in 1991 this was impressive. Original MSRP was $186,625. The dollar cost per mile driven is also impressive. Said to be one of 12, and formerly owned by "Titanic" director James Cameron, this car sold in 1999 for $110k. Well sold. #C18-1991 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1 convertible. S/N 1G1YZ236M5800350. Bright Red/black/black. Odo: 18 miles. 350-ci V8, 6-sp, 375 hp. Could use a little polish on the paint to cover micro scratching. Basically a brand new car, with plastic still on seats and cardboard on the carpets. Window sticker of $65,583. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $40,950. The ZR1 used an all aluminum, double overhead cam, 32-valve, Lotus-designed engine, manufactured by Mercury Marine and shipped to Bowling Green for assembly. Although it looked very similiar to the standard Corvette, it used special panels from the cowl back. It was refreshing to see a Corvette with real power again. The ZR1 package added $31,683 to the base Corvette price of $32,455, and they were hard to get. Doubtful the original owner was able to buy this car without paying a premium. In recent times, if ever there was a Corvette with appreciation potential this was it. If you believe it will still appreciate, then this was the one to buy. I think long-term it will, and I have to call this a bit of a bargain because of that. I wish I had been paying closer attention.• Please Call Tom Papadopoulos or Scott Rumbold DESIGNS INC ASTON MARTIN 086 VANTAGE COUPE, 1967 Dubonnet Rosso with Tan leather interior and Beige carpeting, Restored, LHD, 5-speed, Completely Restored. 9159,000.00 FERRARI 330 GTC,1968 Fly Yellow with Black leather interior, a/c, full restoration, exceptional in every respect, cornplate history, records, books and tools. 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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK 83 Bonhams Europe Goodwood Festival of Speed Sussex, U.K. June 24, 2005 Auctioneers: Robert Brooks and Malcolm Barber Number of automotive lots: 79 Number sold: 54 Sales rate: 68% Sales total: $6,870,646 High sale: Lot 639, 1933 Bugatti Type 59 3.3-Liter Grand Prix, sold at $2,391,915 Buyer's premium: 15% on the first $53,400, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson-Evans Market opinions in italics T $6.8m sale on the lawn behind Lord March's stately Goodwood House. The car had been tucked away from the public eye for the last 55 years, safe (relatively) in the stewardship of its 93-year-old owner. In rather shabby, unloved condition, with its propshaft removed and its engine declared solid, the much-crashed and oft-rebuilt racer sold to banker Thomas Bscher, president of Bugatti France, for $2,391,915. A brace of Bentleys also sold well, the ex-"Bummer" Scott 1929 4 1/2-Liter leading the way at $719,475, and a largely original 1928 4 1/2-Liter at $337,565. Meanwhile, an even earlier war-horse, a 1911 Delage Type X, which won the La Coupe des Voitures Legeres, raised $600,015. By contrast, a 2004 Mercedes SLR McLaren changed hands for $371,050, less than forecast, which represented a fairly significant drop in the long-nosed supercar's recent market value. he big result achieved by a 1933 Grand Prix Bugatti Type 59—one of five known to exist—aided significantly in Bonhams' impressive Although some were presented in rather shabby condition, the largely BMC-built cars being thinned from the Arthur Carter Collection were a big attraction for many U.K. bidders. Most popular among them were the ex-works 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III, driven to victory on the SpaSofia-Liege Rally by Rauno Aaltonen and Tony Ambrose, and the Morris Mini Cooper 1275S of similar vintage driven in-period by factory rally drivers Timo Makinen, Paddy Hoplcirk and Tony Fall. The former barely met its reserve and sold for $181,905, while the latter—incidentally driven by 72  your correspondent on the 1968 Circuit of Ireland—brought $92,310. inside the large canvas tent, it was impossible to forget all that awaited the curious visitor outside of it. Just a step or two away, many more drool-worthy delights provided a potent fix for our endangered species of petrolheads at this annual Festival of Speed, which can be described most accurately as a motoring garden party with a hill climb. "Give me excess of it," as the Bard of Avon would have said.—R.H.-E. Even with all the excitement going on ENGLISH #656-1928 ALTA SUPERCHARGED 2seater roadster. S/N 119. Eng. # 10. British Racing Green/green leather. RHD. Odo: 84 miles. Factory prototype, supsension paint dark green leather. Odo: 8,937 miles. Ex"Bummer" Scott, to Team car specs. Returned from U.S. to U.K. in 1987 when restored, last taxed for the road in 1995. Paint chips, cockpit edges split, leather nice, domestic electric light switches on dash. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $719,475. The auctioneers and their client had been hoping for $95k more for this Bentley. But how does one price significant period race history? #642-1932 MG F2 MAGNA 2-seater road- ster. S/N F1479. Eng. # 1741AF. Hyacinth Blue/black/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 4,756 miles. Ex-Princes Bira and Chula of Siam, followed by vendor. Unrestored. Very old repaint, many marked, leather only fair. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $101,270. This was the minimum required. Virtually every component needed to keep this rare example of Geoffrey Taylor 's art going will have to be specially made. Expensive! #674-1928 BENTLEY 4 1/2-LITER 4-seat sports tourer. S/N RL3427. Eng. # RL3429. Gray/black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 19,134 miles. Genuine mileage, ex-Sword Collection. Also owned by maverick politician Alan shrinkage cracks, chrome poor, leather colorrubbed. Cond: 3+. NOT SOLD AT $217,200. Race campaigned at Brooklands and elsewhere, and driven regularly by Prince Bira. This should nearly have been enough. However, a leading MG specialist had been dreaming of a $270k result. Dream on. #673-1934 MG PA SUPERCHARGED 2 seat tourer. S/N PA10328. Eng. # MG4800. British Racing Green/black/green. RHD. Odo: 1,515 miles. Ex-H.G. Symmons, period competition history. Authentically restored - Clarke. Ancient paint marked, body fabric much crazed, plating door, screen cracked, seat leather soft but marked. Completely unrestored. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $337,565. Extraordinary originality was responsible for this car bringing $66k above forecast. Where else would you find another? #669-1929 BENTLEY 4 1/2-LITER LE MANS 4-seat sports tourer. S/N NX 3451. Eng. # XF 3507. British Racing Green/black/ in early 1990s. Edges chipped, some chrome unmarked, interior good, engine well - detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $64,436. Nearly $60k worth of receipts charting the work done by Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK acknowledged chassis, engine and gearbox specialists helped this super PA make just over top estimate money. #663-1935 MG 1VIAGNETTE K3 REPLICA 2-seat roadster. S/N K0322. Eng. # 513AK. British Racing Green/bright green leather. RHD. Former K1 or K2 4-seat tourer, converted to K3 replica in early '80s. Well restored in 1992, much retro event history until 1998. Last saw the road in 2000. Most paint seat split. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $59,323. The postwar engine change did not deter the buyer from paying $5k over guide price for this immediate pre-WWII Aston, which is wellknown in AMOC circles. Well sold. #646-1937 ROLLS-ROYCE 25/30 OVVEN SEDANCA COUPE open coupe. S/N GUN 31. Eng. # M285. Black and gray/black/gray. RHD. Another Prince Bira car. Restored with excellent panel fit and gaps, paint with only in not especially nice cosmetic order Where else but at Goodwood can such an average TF—and with the smaller motor, too—warrant top money? #651-1954 MGA PROTOTYPE AND DEVELOPMENT coupe. S/N GHD109071. Eng. # 5PL445H1600. Pearlescent White over Golden Bronz/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 2,086 miles. Factory prototype and development car, used by MG Senior Designer Syd Enever. 1842-cc engine with close-ratio good, stone-peppered rear mudguards, chrome with minor marks, leather very good. Power Plus blower up front, 6-branch manifold, fishtail exhaust. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $82,355. Being a replica—and a dormant one at that— may have contributed to this car fetching $17k below pre-sale forecast. #668-1936 LAGONDA RAPIER SPORTS SPECIAL 2-seat roadster. S/N R11479. Dark blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 72,014 miles. Former Abbott tourer, Volumex blower mounted alongside motor. Project completed sah!Af tr 4 vr:-2 - minor chips; chrome good. Interior very good, engine bay well-detailed with correct tools present. Cond: 1 -. SOLD AT $142,085. Midestimate valuation was fully justified for this elegantly bodied "small" Roller with Bira provenance presented in lovely condition. #611-1950 HEALEY SILVERSTONE roadster. S/N DN37. Eng. # B4025. Dark blue/red leather. RHD. Odo: 1,841 miles. Minor period competition history discovered pre-sale. Original D Type chassis, correct small-cockpit body; later Riley Pathfinder gearbox. Excellent recent restoration in Enever colors and trim. Cond: I. SOLD AT $52,038. This was one of the most-viewed MGs, and when you checked out the detailing, it was no wonder The mid-estimate result was strong money for a fixed-head A, but was fully justified. #635-1960 BENTLEYS2 CONTINENTAL drophead coupe. S/N BC57AR. Eng. # A56BC. Regal Red/beige/beige leather. RHD. Odo: 84,572 miles. S3 4-headlight front end. 2004 repaint unmarked; most rechromed plating good, door handle chrome pitted. Leather in 2004. Paint and chrome excellent, with few chips; exhaust badly blued. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $76,382. Such pre-war one-offs are always difficult to value outside an auction. In the case of this event-ready car, the mid-estimate money paid would seem to have been about right for all concerned. #676-1937 ASTON MARTIN 15/98 4seat tourer. S/N G7 785 LT. Eng. # G7 785 LT. Bright green/black/black leather. RHD. Odo: 25,033 miles. Former Works demonstrator, current 2-liter pushrod motor from 1958. Old refurb, paint marked, chrome only fair, leather nicely matured, though passenger engine fitted at some time. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $62,445. Considering the not particularly special cosmetic order, not to mention the unknown mechanical state from little recent use, the $26k over pre-sale high estimate paid was extremely generous. Better Silverstones with superior provenance and the correct Riley motor have changed hands for considerably less in the recent past. #610-1954 MG MIDGET TF roadster. S/N TS4821. Eng. # XPAG JS34586. Green/black/ green. RHD. Odo: 44,841 miles. Old restoration, with paint only fair; leather badly marked, Bluemels steering wheel rim poor. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $25,499. Generally clean, though poor, particularly in back. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $56,201. Unconcerned with the frontal upgrade, which might have deterred a purist, the buyer parted with just over the minimum required, which seemed inexpensive for an open Continental. Quite the deal, then. #624-1963 MGB competition roadster. S/N GHN3 16099. Eng. # 18GRUH. Black/ black HT/black. RHD. Odo: 22,248 miles. Former Enever/Poole racer finished 3rd overall at 1966 Brands 500km. Still on single Weber. Formerly pale blue, last raced 1983. Old restoration, some marks to paint and chrome, interior October 2005 73


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $32,263. Period race history, rather than current condition, was responsible for new owner's $10,500 over estimate bid. Marque specialists have been asking more for pre-1965 FIA-regs compliant MGBs with no history. This one, with its "giant killing" day in May 1966, certainly delivered. #657-1963 JAGUAR )(ICE SI convert- ible. SN MAN3292878. Eng. # R38999. Dark blue/black/red leather. RHD. Odo: 7,228 miles. Odd chassis number, assumed to have been made up from parts pre-1982. Paint and When it comes to re-patriated XKEs, there are plenty to choose from. wiring. Engine bay in need of makeover. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $92,310. High bid valued this Works Mini correctly. If cosmetically mint and true to period spec, an Abingdon-built rally S could easily bring $20k more. #641-1964  JAGUAR  XKE LIGHTWEIGHT hardtop competition roads. SN 861769. Eng. # 7D524858. Silver/ silver HT/dark blue. RHD. Odo: 19,627 miles. Well prepped by an unknown specialist. Many chrome clean, including wire wheels. Leather scuffed, engine bay well presented. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $37,467. Hard to correctly value a car like this, with its overall good presentation, but completely questionable origins. Middleof-the-road bid for this bitsa Series I was all the money. #618-1964 AUSTIN-HEALEY 3000 MK III hardtop rally roadster. S/N HBJ8 27573. Eng. # AEC1457RS20877. Red/ivory HT/black. RHD. Odo: 10,798 miles. Ex-BMC Team Aaltonen/Ambrose 1964 Spa-SofiaLeige winner. Subsequently owned by Pailine Mayman and John Gott. Correct vents to front wings, scuttle top and hardtop. Two extra lamps in period-correct pods, plus 3 others. Triple Webers. Restored in recent years, externally unmarked, interior not very authentic looking, inappropriately piped leather seats. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $181,905. This Liege-winning car aluminum panels. 370 hp, dry-sumped, triple Webers, 5-sp Getrag. Full roll cage, fuel cell. Cosmetically excellent. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $110,229. Assuming you have an XKE donor, a car to this spec is likely to cost more than this to replicate. A well-bought and thoroughly feral Cat. #670-1967 JAGUAR XKE SI convertible. S/N 850064. Eng. # R12329. Light blue metallic/black ST/blue HT/black leather. Odo: 788 km. Early, "flat floor" model. Onetime dealer , #683-1987 ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA SERIES 3 sedan. SN 13393. Blue/beige. RHD. Odo: 22,700 km. Original, mint outside and in. VIP occupants in back hidden by side curtains. Full Aston service history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,875. This result was high even for such a truly immaculate example of Bill Towns 's still-futuristic design. Technically complicated, difficult to shift, wedge-shaped Lags like this have been changing hands here often for considerably less than $36k. #649-1991 JAGUAR XJR-15 race coupe. S/N 022. Eng. # XJR150178W10472HB. Opalescent blue/blue seats/carbon fiber. RHD. 1 of 16 1991 Intercontinental Challenge runners. 3rd at Silverstone, stored 1992-2001. Campaigned by JD Classics in 2002 and '03, prepped for road use in 2004. Many racing decals, polished OZ three-piece wheels, 2 sold for around the minimum pre-sale estimate Last year 's $323k sale of Pat Moss' LiegeRome-Liege car set a record for the marque. Though no one present expected this car to eclipse or even equal that result-especially with its incorrect interior-many agreed it deserved more. #612-1964 MORRIS MINI COOPER S hatchback. S/N A254553382. Eng. # 9FSAY 34628. Red with white roof/black. RHD. Odo: 17,402 miles. Ex-BMC Rally Team, driven by Makinen, Hopkirk and Fall. Re-shelled in 1967. Authentically presented with a few paint chips. Halda Twinmaster casing paint worn, period Lucas Competition Department 74 demonstrator, restored 1992, Volvo front calipers. Paint marked, rear bumper chrome pitted, interior good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $60,364. One of the earliest of the XKE roadsters, this car, in this condition, could have fetched more. Buyer got a deal on a largely correct Jag. #637-1968 JAGUAR XICE convertible. S/N 1E17938. Eng. # 7E175979. Red/black/ black leather. RHD. Odo: 13,116 miles. Originally shipped new as a LHD to Jaguar Cars, New York. Restored in the early 1990s. Paint good, some chrome pitted, interior very good. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $40,589. This car sold for little more than the pre-sale minimum. Willans harnesses. Very clean, apart from some nose chips. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $147,063. Tom Walkinshaw commissioned only 50 XJR15s. As such, these cars represent something even more exclusive-perhaps even more "Jaguar"-than the V6-powered XJ220. As descendents of Jag's successful endurance cars of the late '80s, there won't be much out there to give serious competition at a stoplight. Prices for these machines seem to be holding steady now, down considerably from the $525k fetched when they were still all the rage. #648-1992 JAGUAR XK C-TYPE road- ster. S/N CERA0035. Eng. # KJ44568. British Racing Green/bright green leather. RHD. Odo: 14,116. Aluminum-bodied, 2003 restoration. Only minor blemishes, particularly nose dings. Leather very good, engine bay clean. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $79,369. With the 1951 C-type, Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK Jaguar sent a convincing shot across the bow of its major competitors, as Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead stormed to a Le Mans victory by more than 77 miles over the second placed car. This was the beginning of the marque 's dominance. As such, today real C-types trade at rather exclusive prices. This result was good for a well-executed replica with aluminum panels. #659-2000 ROVER MINI COOPER S hatchback. S/N SAXXNPAZE I D186795. Eng. # 12A2LK70382375. Dark blue metallic/ silver/blue and silver. RHD. Odo: 7,974 miles. One owner, all original, few chips, leather only lightly worn. Full service history. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $12,489. The Mini was Britain's best-selling car of all time, with more than 5 million sold. 2000 was the last model year for these cars, and by then they came with all the modern safety features, inkuding airbags and side impact beams. The high bid was strong for this final "old Mini." FRENCH #634-1911 DELAGE TYPE X 2-seat racer. S/N 1712 X501. Eng. # 4X101. French Racing Blue/black leather. Odo: 6,086 miles. Ex-Factory team car, Paul Bablot's 1911 La Coupe des Voitures Legeres race winner. Old restoration and rebody by Bland and Cann. Old 1111 t  lir x94110c aocoacc' Cond: 3. SOLD AT $2,391,915. Ex-factory team car, extensively damaged in 1936 in Duke of Grafton's fatal crash. Damaged again during Ken Bear 's fatal crash in 1949. Owned repaint flat, touched-up with shrinkage, radiator surround dimpled, brass marked. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $600,015. Believed to be the first race car to use a 5-speed gearbox, this car had a series of owners until 1961, where it remained with a single owner until auction. As confirmed by the buyer 's mid-estimate valuation, Bonhams and their vendor clearly knew what this pre-WW1 racer was worth. #639-1933 BUGATTI TYPE 59 SUPERCHARGED 2-seat racer. S/N 59121. Eng. #3. French Racing Blue/tan leather. RHD. Paint flat and marked, huge flakes lifted from chassis sides; engine bay poor, cockpit only fair. Last exercised at Goodwood in late 1990s. Engine declared solid, propshaft removed. Rare opportunity to acquire a very unique pre-War Alfa Romeo 6C2500SS with significant history, eligible for every prestige event on the planet. 1948: Mille Miqila 3rd in Mass, Chassis #915.522 Engine #923.622 Two seat one-off alloy body by Pinin Farina designed for Field Marshal Baron von Ritchtofen. Driven to 3rd in class, 22nd OVA in 1948 MM (race number #224, Graziani and Cousini). Please see pages 105, 234 and 252 in Anselmi's "Alfa Romeo 6C2500" book. Researching additional provenance. Restoration started. POA BB One Exports Raymond Milo, le Patron  8375 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, GA  bondslextm e co October 2005  323.656.7483 900.69, 75


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Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed, UK for 55 years by elderly mechanic, and rebuilt in stages from 1960s to '80s. Bought by Thomas Bscher, Chairman of Bugatti France, he seemed unconcerned by this Bug's doubly unfortunate history and its disappointing condition. #638-1973 CITROEN DS23 4-door sedan. S/N 01FG4091. Light green metallic/beige and gold. Odo: 99,626 miles. Repainted some time ago, flakes lifting along edges, chips; original interior good; cylinder heads renewed in 2003, though engine sounded lumpy. Cond: 2 - . SOLD AT $9,367. Laden with the luxury "Pallas " equipment package, this car included hoping for, it did find a new home, at a price much closer to its sticker of $350k. By all accounts, this was a good deal. ITALIAN Citroen's Citromatic semiauto transmission, in addition to the various technical bells and whistles that made these cars so ahead of the early '70s curve. Now they're just oddities and often not worth their weight at auction. This one was not a particularly sharp example, which disappointed in the metal. The third owner was therefore wise to accept the high bid, even though it fell short of his pre-sale hopes. GERMAN #654-1977 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 1303LS cabriolet. SN 1572067740. Eng. # AS468349. Bright green metallic/beige/beige. Odo: 75,407 miles. Owned since new by The IT #627-1964 LAMBORGHINI 350 GT coupe. S/N 105. Eng. # 105. Turquoise/red leather. Odo: 4,676 miles. Engine upgraded to 4-liter unit in 1966. Clean repaint, some brightwork poor. Borrani wheels matte finished, old leather much used. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $126,157. This early, front-engined Lambo combined the twoseat appeal of the 350 with the grunt of the 400's Factory team reconnaissance car. Lost HFS motor at some point. Recently well-restored to Group 4 spec with Plexiglas windows, FIA cage, OMP buckets and Sabelt harnesses. Unmarked and well-detailed. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $42,671. Another strong auction performance for a Fulvia rally car Having lagged behind 911s from the same era for so long, HF prices continue to appreciate strongly. If you can find one that is free of the tinworm, that is. #671-1973 FERRARI 246 GT DINO coupe. S/N 06952. Eng. # 06952. Silver/black leather. RHD. Odo: 50,443 miles. Concoursstandard repaint and retrim in 1988. Few big motor The catalog indicated some general confusion and/or mystery regarding this car's numbers, suggesting they might instead be matching 005, which is impossible. It is further not possible that this car's chassis and engine numbers would match, whatever they were. Whatever the case, the strong bidding on this car was a testament to its good overall condition, as well as its rarity as a hybrid. #605-1967 MASERATI GHIBLI spyder. S/N AM115 1420. Eng. # AM1151420. Black/ black. Odo: 36,013. Formerly a Berlinetta, the top was chopped by marque specialist Vale Cottage Motors in 1996. Cosmetically =IN Who frontman, Roger Daltrey. Fresh and clean, chrome pitted, front squabs original though tired. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $22,381. Whether they were Beetle or Daltrey fans, at least two bidders were responsible for this Karrnann ragtop pulling far more than market value. #672-2004  MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN coupe. S/N WDD199376117000270. Eng. # 333393270. Silver metallic/red. Unregistered, brand new, unused, perfect. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $371,050. Hard to gauge the market for these supercars. Last year saw one sell at Christie's Monterey for $579k, with a previous no-sale that March at $509k The more recent Christie's Greenwich auction failed to sell one for $420k While this car didn't attract the kind of bids the vendor was 76 8°nha well-presented, few marks. Extensive service and engine rebuild by Bill McGrath. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $47,875. Considering it started life as a coupe, this Spyder did well to make all the money. However well done, such conversions can be mighty hard to shift outside an auction, so seller can walk away happy. #644-1969 LANCIA FULVIA HFS rally car. S/N 818540001578. Eng. #818540008484. Red with black hood/black. Odo: 3,343 miles. "Irr ravoc ""r lii marks, chrome shiny, alloys shabby. Engine bay well-detailed. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $98,283. In original and excellent condition, 206 and 246 Grs seem to be appreciating on their own strong curve. This was $20k more than expected. #664-1979 FERRARI 512 BB coupe. S/N 27377. Eng. # 27377. Red and black/beige leather. Odo: 12,287 miles. Genuine lowmileage car, refurbished but never restored. Paint and alloys very clean, rear fender marks touched-up, leather slightly soiled. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $65,432. Despite their regular need for a costly belt change—which may well be responsible for so many coming to market—most Berlinetta Boxers cross the block successfully. This one brought middle-of-the-road money, perhaps a bit low for the condition.• Sports Car Market


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Kensington Motor Group Bridgehampton, NY KENSINGTON MOTOR GROUP Kensington Motor Group The Hamptons Auto Classic Bridgehampton, NY June 11,2005 Auctioneers: Omar Landis and Jim Landis Number of automotive lots: 74 Number sold: 20 Sales rate: 27% Sales total: 928,950 High sale: Lot 44, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 30051. roadster. sold at $335,500 Buyer's premium: 10% Report by Donald Osborne Market opinions in italics ensington Motor Group recently held its annual sale in New York's Bridgehampton resort enclave. Traditionally, this June sale has partnered with the Hamptons Concours d'Elegance, an event that attracts many of the celebrities who inhabit the luxury communities of Long Island's East End. This year, however, the auction stood alone, as conflicts with local authorities on a suitable location finished the concours before it began. As a consequence, the auction had a much lower profile than in the past, which no doubt added to its lackluster results. The assembled machines varied from K a group of late-model Mercedes SLs—the semi-official summer car of the Hamptonsto a number of Jaguar 3CKs and a large contingent of muscle cars. Auctioneers Omar and Jim Landis kept things moving briskly, and encouraged applause after every sold lot to help lend an air of excitement to the proceedings. in fits and spurts, as only 20 of the 74 lots changed hands (19 on the block, and one post-sale) for a rate of 27%; total volume amounted to just over $900k. One could mix and match the reasons for such a poor showing: the aforementioned lack of a glamour concours, the long line of B-list muscle cars and over-optimistic used Mercedes, or perhaps just a lack of real buyers. That said, the auction did have its moments. Top sale of the day was a lovely, largely original 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, which achieved a healthy $335,000 and accounted for more than a third of the total sales dollars. A number of Jaguars crossed the block, among them my pick of the sale—a superbly restored 1951 XK 120 roadster in a deep Aubergine (that's eggplant to you), which was a bargain at $79,200. An example of the growing strength in the XKE market was evidenced by the $29,700 doled Unfortunately, such applause came only 78  out for a scruffy but well running 1967 2+2 coupe. And a clean but worn 1960 MGA driver became someone's beach car for a very reasonable $7,260. The Hamptons being the Hamptons, the sale was not without its celebrity cars. An imposing and elegant 1947 Cadillac Sedanette once owned by Roy Orbison sold for $45,100, while a Strosek Porsche 9285 built for baseball's Roger Clemens failed to sell at a high bid of $35,000. Of the ten muscle cars consigned, just two changed hands, including a well presented 1969 Mustang Mach 1, which became a $68,200 high school graduation gift for one lucky Long Island girl. The rest returned home with their owners, victims of over-ambitious reserves and a certain hesitation on the part of the buyers, many of whom seemed reluctant to attain the level of frenzy seen in some other resort venues. Though East Coast enthusiasts might bemoan the lack of auctions in the Northeast, no one can blame Peter Mole and his crew for not trying. They work hard to find interesting consignments and present them in an equally interesting locale. Let's hope the concours returns next year, so the enthusiasm for viewing sparks one for buying. —D. 0. ENGLISH #45-1951 JAGUAR xi( 120 roadster. S/N 671349. Aubergine/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 1,973 miles. Excellent panel fit and paint with some polish swirl marks. Very good chrome, with some waviness under plating on windshield surround. Bias-ply BF Goodrich rubber. Very good interior, some fit issues on corners of dashboard top. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,000. Freshly restored by Bob Ewell of Canada. Handsomely done, but not to current top standards. Sold post-block against an original $60k reserve, which is in line with what the Big Healey market will allow these days. 1967 JAGUAR XICE 2+2 coupe. S/N 1E76804. Dark blue/dark blue leather. Odo: 78,508 miles. Very good panel fit, except bonnet out at right rear bottom. Older paint, with some orange peel; sanding marks and bubbling on bonnet seams. Evident rust in rear wheel #10 - covers. Cracked center hub on steering wheel, crazed trim rings on dash instruments. Side curtains present. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,260. Needs everything, but ready to be a cheap and cheerful drive for summers to come. Try not to go overboard on a serious restoration. #57 1965 AUST1N 11EALEY 3000 MK - - HI BJ8 convertible. S/N HBJ8L29430. Ivory and black/black vinyl/black leather. Odo: 17,563 miles. Tninklid slightly raised on left side. Excellent paint and chrome, variable new Silverstone tires. Excellent interior, except for loose horn button. Cond: 1, SOLD AT $79,200. Stated subject of a $120k restoration in 1999—holding up extremely well. Stunning and unusual period color The bargain of the sale, and in this condition it was very well bought at any price under $100k. 1960 MGA 1600 roadster. S/N GHNL84327. Ivory/tan vinyl/tan vinyl. Odo: 17,364 miles. Variable panel fit, with both doors out at bottom rear. Fair paint, with some chips and cracks. Worn rubber trim. Worn chrome trim, dented grill. Chipped painted wire wheels. Windshield delaminating at corners. Mismatched seat bottoms and backs, wavy fit of #6 - arches. Pitting in chrome trim on windows. Interior shows good patina with very worn front seats. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $29,700. The family man's E-type. Somewhat tired, but honest, and a pleasing color to boot. It seemed to run very well, with no major leaks or smoke. The seller did very well here, and another example of "the rising tide lifting all boats." Sports Car Market


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Kensington Motor Group Bridgehampton, NY CF24240U. British Racing Green/black vinyl/ #27-1974 TRIUMPH TR6 convertible. S/N  black vinyl. Odo: 16,837 miles. Good but variable panel fit, as per factory. Very good paint, new rubber trim. Pitting and scratches on rear 71114a_fligra c__. car This one was a driver, nothing more, nothing less. The bid was fair, though perhaps seller felt there was more to get from this crowd. GERMAN bumper, dried-out rubber bumper overriders. Seats in good shape, but dry dash wood, faded steering wheel. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $10,560. Very low indicated mileage, but clearly not hermetically stored. The classic color combo, a nice, honest, clean driver Well bought. #28-1986 MORGAN 4/4 roadster. S/N SA9CF2425H1004021. British Racing Green/ tan vinyl/tan leather. Odo: 49,058 miles. Good original paint with some touched-up stone chips. Decent but variable gaps, dent in hood, small scratches on rear deck. Good interior, with some wear on transmission tunnel from seat-belt anchor; paint stain on console side. Cond: 3-. NOT SOLD AT $26,000. Morgans are a great way to sample vintage motoring with a modern #44-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 1980407500112. Black/black canvas/red leather. Odo: 70,324 miles. Good panel fit, except for variable gaps on hood and trunk. Very good paint, with some orange peel, a ding on the left door and some touching-up on seam between right rear fender "eyebrow" and fender. Minor pitting on windshield chrome and a small dent in front bumper. Good interior, with some cracking on the resprayed seats, pitting on horn ring. Unravelling braided door pull. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $335,500. Classic color combo of black and red for this first-year roadster "Sympathetic" older restoration, now at driver level. Original U.S. delivery car sold by an SCMer Fully priced at the moment, but Craig Brody's Investment Motorcars Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Toll Free 1388-1:1116-2656 wwww.investmentmotorcars.net Always Buying, Selling, Trading IR Consigning 1963 Sunbeam Tiger "Prototype", this is the Ken Miles 1st ever Prototype Tiger, 260 V - Automatic, #1 condition, fabulous documentation & provenance. Own a piece of history. $69,500. 8 w/2 Spd. the market is moving upward. Just don't start to restore it again right now. #3 1 -1964 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL convertible. S/N 11304210001271. Dark green/tan canvas/Cognac MB Tex. Odo: 50,586 km. Hood low at left rear corner, trunk up on left side, but gaps otherwise good. Older paint, with rust 1963 Chevy Corvette Split Window "Fuelie" Coupe, factory Tuxedo Black w/Saddle Tan Leather, 4 Spd; PW, knock-offs, $10k concours paint, gorgeous! Prices are only going up on these. $89,500. 1967 Corvette Coupe, Ermine White w/Red leather, matching # 327/300, powerglide, teak wheel, rallys & redlines,older frame-off. $47,500. 1966 Mustang Fastback 289/225 HP."A" Code, Silver Blue w/Blue, 4 Spd. with  console, style steels, very clean. $23,500. A/C, 1970 Mustang Boss 302, Calypso Coral w/White, matching #'s, 4 Spd ; shaker, slats, spoilers, fact. hood tach, Marti, rotisserie, brand new. $89,500. October 2005 1970 GTO 455 H.O.Convertible, Sierra Yellow w/Sandalwood, 1 of 241, auto. w/A/C & cruise, minty matching # original, PHS report. 99,500. 1973 Mustang Mach 1351 "Ram Air" Fastback, Goldglow w/Ginger, auto. w/A/C & 19 options, fact Ram Air, Marti, window sticker. $27,500. 79


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Kensington Motor Group Bridgehampton, NY bubbling on cowl at base of windshield left and right sides. Small dent in right door. Refinished interior wood trim, loose upholstery on seat backs, pitting on instrument bezels. Stated rebuilt engine. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $20,900. European model with the rare 5-sp manual transmission. These have always brought a premium, but most agree that the auto box really suits these cars better. The high rust spots give concern. Given the condition of the car, the buyer paid above and beyond for the gearbox. #59-1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL coupe/roadster. S/N 11304412017898. Red/tan ST/red HT/tan MB Tex. Odo: 26,788 miles. Excellent paint, except for some small touched- otherwise good gaps. Good paint, a color change from the original gray, with some touched-up stone chips, polish swirl and light sanding marks. Rippling in left front fender top and a small ding. Chrome is fair to good, with some pitting on grill, taillight bezels and door handles. Very good interior with some wear on edge of driver side of front seat and a stain on left door panel. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $45,100. The Cadillac Sedanette has a sleek, classic look that inspired the original Bentley Continental. This car formerly owned by the singer Roy Orbison, has been refurbished rather than restored. This "Pretty Woman" certainly realized more than twice what it would have had Roy not owned it. up chips in front corner of hood. Excellent interior. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $55,000. Multiple award winner and well presented here. Win-win, as the buyer got a clean, well-sorted car and the seller got top dollar ITALIAN #46-1975 FERRARI 308 GT4 2+2 coupe. S/N 09998. Reci/Black leather. Odo: 55,904 miles. Very good panel fit and new paint. Excellent chrome, very good black rubber trim. New 16" wheels. Driver door drops slightly when opened, shuts well. Very good interior, with some wear with slightly dirty dash metal trim. Continental kit, porthole hardtop. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $38,500. Elegant and lovely T-Bird sold by an SCMer Values of 2-seat cars run through a wide range and buyers are very picky. This one was in the middle of the road and represented a good deal for both buyer and seller in driver-seat bolster. Personal steering wheel, rear seat removed. Full Ferrari badging and added rear deck wing. Cond: 2+. NOT SOLD AT $21,000. A U.S. delivery car now fitted with a/c and Euro cams in an extensive mechanical rebuild. Handsomely presented, but why the wing? Dealer consignor had lots of money in the car, but bid was very near where the market is for this largely unremarkable model. AMERICAN #25-1947 CADILLAC SERIES 62 club coupe. S/N 8440384. Black/gray cloth. Odo: 26,429 miles. Left door out at bottom rear, 80 chrome, with some fading on window trim. New wire wheels. Interior clean, with some scratches on seat bases. Swing-away wheel, #21-1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD coupe. S/N 3Y83Z129445. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 59,213 miles. Very good panel fit and very good paint with some small drips. Some perished rubber at taillights and windows. Very good #32-1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD convertible. S/N M6FH317465. Ivory/Ivory HT/ black and white vinyl. Very good panel fit and very good paint. Chrome generally good with some light pitting on taillight trim, windshield surround and hood scoop. Very clean interior, a/c full power accessories. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $22,000. Great presentation of an original car; with delivery information and records. A high price for a coupe, though this car was in a condition usually seen only in convertibles. Great price for the seller—but try to find another this nice to buy. #16-1966 FORD MUSTANG convertible. S/N 6T08C28340. Red/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 50,090 miles. Thick paint with orange peel, bubbling on right rear fender, touched-up chips on read edge of right door. Good chrome, with replaced badges. Pitting on rear fender strakes. Some wear to top edges from folding. Good interior with "bench/bucket" front seat. Steering wheel cover and Allstate a/c unit. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $22,000. Full history and documents available with the car. Although painted a "resale red" color, at least it's not a "born-again GT." Price was high for an okay driver; given that values of early Mustangs have so far escaped the muscle car wave. #51-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SN 194377S118085. Silver/red leather. Odo: 37,186 miles. In-Power 427-ci V8, 435 hp, 4-sp. Panel fit, paint (non-original color) and interior all worthy of #1 rating. Side pipes. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $110,000. $100k restoration-14 years ago! That makes the condition of this 'Vette all the more remarkable. Numbers matching with nothing to fault, it was well worth the $120k reserve. At a place like Bloomington, this car could easily bring $130k. #43-1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback coupe. SN 9TO2R16818. Acapulco Blue/white vinyl. Odo: 81,356 miles. Super Cobra Jet 428-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Variable panel fit, as per factory. Very good paint, except at corners of the flat black hood. Good chrome, except for scratches under plating on bumpers. Neat interior, with some loose seams on headliner, crushed door rubbers. Pioneer CD player with speakers cut into doors. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $68,200. Documented "R code" car with 3:50 rear Great color combo, but let down by details. It got a very strong price here, but for a Sports Car Market


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Kensington Motor Group Bridgehampton, NY with some minor pitting in console trim and dirt in the side of the driver seat. Bumblebee stripes and Firestone redstripe tires. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $45,000. AACA Jr and Sr winner Wide and handsome in a grown-up but rather unpopular color combination. Though not as rare or desirable as its Hemi-powered sibling, the owner was correct in holding out for a higher price for this lovely convertible. while now, these have steadily moved into what was once Shelby-only territory. With a little work and a little time, this could turn out to have been a real bargain. #53-1969 DODGE CORONET R/T con- vertible. S/N WS27L99125996. Dark metallic green/white vinyl/white vinyl. Odo: 91,222 miles. 440-ci V8, 4-bbl, 390 hp. Some rippling in body panels, as per factory, but otherwise good paint. Very good chrome. Clean interior, Good bumpers, fading and pitting on window and windshield trim. Windshield delaminating at comers. Good interior, with some staining and sagging in headliner and loose stitching on driver seat top. Cond: 4+. NOT SOLD AT handles and gill rocker moldings. Good interior, with some chipping on dashboard trim. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $60,000. One of about 1900 'Cudas built in an effort to homologate the car for Dan Gurney's All-American Racers Trans-Am effort. Sort of a dull color for such an exciting car These cars are rare, and this one would have been a reasonable buy at $5k more than the amount bid.• #60-1969  PLYMOUTH  SPORT SATELLITE coupe. S/N RP23H9A199936. Black/black vinyl. Odo: 93,857 miles. 383-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Thick paint with orange peel and some waviness in body panels. Overspray on windshield trim. Correct fiberglass hood. $20,000. 1 of 401 4-speeds built, and stated as numbers matching. Rare is not always valuable, however, as most people opted for the more capable GTX and Roadrunner instead. Bid was light by a bit, but not much. #54-1970 PLYMOUTH AAR 'CUDA coupe. S/N BS23JOB308511. Bronze/black/ black vinyl. Odo: 75,275 miles. 340-ci V8, Six Pack, 4-sp. Variable panel fit, as to be expected. Very good paint and flat black trim. Good chrome with some pitting and fading on door Classic Showcase l'chieve Perfection Jvaiyv Ilv-ztrout 4.7/Avvr..t/ Winninv .5.;pvf.0 C.411% ZVIVW ili Ezurythiy L'hoalv.  _ Catering to the Discerning Car' World Class R . www.classicshowcase.com Sales Showroom: 760.758.6100 • Restoration: 760.758.6199 • Fax: 760.758.0600 October 2005 8 1 ivrailvn


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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, UK EB Bonhams Europe Aston Martin Service Newport Pagnell, U.K. June 4, 2005 Auctioneer: James Knight Number of automotive lots: 37 Number sold: 33 Sales rate: 89% Sales total: $4,260,559 High sale: Lot 120, 1966 Aston Martin 116 "short chassis" Vantage Volante, sold at $510,420 Buyer's premium: 15% on the first $54,300, 10% thereafter Report by Richard Hudson his was the sixth Aston Martin specialist sale to be staged within the Works Service Department at the old Newport Pagnell factory. It was also Bonhams' most successful, in terms of both the 89% hit rate achieved and the $4.3m gross. T While there were no pre-war cars consigned this year, and just a few Felthambuilt Astons in the mix, a herd of thirsty V8s did cross the block. Included among them was the Hunter Green Collection, specially commissioned in 1987 by their first owner to celebrate the 21st anniversary of V8 production, and believed to have been the only time such a series of identically liveried vehicles was built in this way. All recorded mileages were extraordinarily low and, both mechanically and cosmetically, they were still as-new. Pre-sale, it was impossible to know whether the cache would stay together or be broken up. In the event, all nine Hunter Green V8s went to separate owners for nearly $1.5m total, a 1990 V8 Vantage Volante with just 502 miles leading the pack at $261,545. The afternoon's top performer was a 1966 DB6 short chassis Vantage Volante, one of three such SWB models built and therefore one of the rarest of all Aston road cars. After a long tussle between a transatlantic telephone bidder and an equally determined player in the room, ownership went to the U.K. dealer, who earned much applause for his $510,420 bid from an audience largely comprised of Aston Martin Owners Club members. for a DB5 hardtop—sans DB5—noteworthy results included a well-restored 1959 DB4 Series 1, which brought a strong $128,148. This kind of money served only to reinforce Apart from the fantastic $54,119 paid out 2003 for$100,440. Cond: 1. SOLDAT $114,211. Its rarity in open-top form, the costly and extensive restoration, and the gathered Owner 's Club target audience all helped this beauty to 82 Sports Car Market - Evans Market opinions in italics the current bullish prices AM dealers have come to demand for the model. The same might be said for a 1964 DB5 ragtop that sold for $271,500—well above the current market, although perhaps that result had more to do with the presence of so many AMOC enthusiasts than anything else. A pair of celebrity Astons also sold well here. A 1994 Vantage coupe, formerly a part of the Sultan of Brunei's enormous garage, changed hands for $140,094, and the 1994 Virage Limited Edition coupe once owned by heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis sold for $74,391. Not just for Bonhams, but for the Aston Martin marque, owners and specialists alike, this was a successful event with a solid sales rate and, cheapo Virages aside, some strong prices paid.—R.H.-E #100-1953 LAGONDA 3.0-LITER DHC. S/N LAG50506. Eng. # VBJ130. Regency Red/Magnolia. RHD. Upgraded from a 2.6 to a 3-liter in 1954; rebuilt at sometime, tops of castings highly polished. First owned by Fl entrant Rob Walker. Some bubbling below late-1970s repaint, retrim from then now has a nice patina, raise big money, nearly $6K more than pre-sale estimates. Well-deserved. #122-1955 ASTON MARTIN DB214 FHC. S/N LML980. Eng. # LB6A50147. British Racing Green/tan leather. RHO. Lengthy restoration only recently completed, 2.6-liter LB6A engine sourced from Lagonda, not AM. Hood t fit poor with rippled scuttle edge, many bumps erupting on passenger side rear fender. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $42,671. In the metal, this 2/4 disappointed, hence the middling price. Not as rare or desirable as the DHC, and particularly with the smaller motor, these cars will always fetch less. Seller was wise to accept this bid. #123-1959 ASTON MARTIN DB4 SERIES I FHC. S/N DB4203R. Eng. # 370225. Red/ black leather/camel cloth. RHD. Odo: 4,000 miles. Only 4,000 miles claimed. Restoration in 2000, with the engine rebuilt: 20, 01 .:a, ...in_:job. in modem 2-pack, chrome unmarked. Spotless, —  ligairce • — PA - rear over-rider dented, ye olde trafficators intact. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $35,386. Some gilt-edged provenance boosted this car's auction performance to a result near top dollar However the fan base for Lagonda, once the marque of choice for so many movers and shakers on this side of the pond, diminishes by the year Next time around, it might be hard to shift for anywhere near this money. 1955 ASTON MARTIN DB2/4 DHC. S/N LM1.930. Eng. # VB6J447. Blue Haze metallic/blue/blue leather. RHD. Superbly restored in 2002; detailed engine bay still virtually unmarked, hood-down marks touched-up. Vendor acquired the car at this same auction in #101 - though non-concours engine bay, front windshield surround trim rippled. SII model electric windows. Cond: I-. SOLD AT $128,148. Last year this would have been a $70k car The rapid appreciation of late in DB4/5 and, to a lesser extent, DB6 values, plus the hefty change charged by specialist restorers, were responsible for the big money shelled out for what was by no means a perfect early example. #112 1963 LAGONDA RAPIDE 4 door - - sports sedan. SN LR138R. Eng. # 400138. Golden Sand metallic/red leather. RHD. Odo: 106,036 miles. 1972 repaint with various blemishes, minor bubbling to front passenger door, fender chrome marked. Original leather very cracked, paint shrinkage on woodrim wheel


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   Bonhams Newport Pagnell, UK spokes. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $41,630. Having a fully charted history on file, which included 1989 and 1990 concours awards, helped this rather tired car to achieve minimum money. This was enough. #127-1963 ASTON MARTIN DB5 hard- top. Champagne. DB5 hardtop, without the DB5. No ID affixed. Shipped in from the U.S. to auction. Reasonable cosmetic order, rubber trim As Astons at this sale went, this on 4lowed its age more than most, though it still brought strong money. And now, the makeover Aye, there's the rub, for how much might that cost? strip detaching. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $54,119. Following the sale, Bonhams claimed this carsized money to be a world record for a hardtop. The lucky bidder managed to land it, snugly and expensively, atop his DB5. #116-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 FHC. S/N DB51323R. Eng. #400286. Midnight Blue/ Parchment. RHD. Old repaint is much marked, grille almost matte, front fender chrome poor, retrim like new. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $106,247. #126-1964 ASTON MARTIN DB5 DHC. S/N DB5C I 285R. Eng. # 4001472. Sierra Blue metallic/black/black leather. RI-ID. Odo: 4,793 miles. Engine rebuilt by Bill Goodall with unleaded conversion. Repainted in 2005; chipped bonnet edge, huge passenger door gaps; windshield corner milky; old leather soft, top fabric fresh. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $271,500. Not only a DB5, but an open one. And in reasonable shape, too. The occasion of an Aston sale held at the factory, in front of all the leading marque players, contributed to this sale fetching more than $45k over estimate. Where is the ceiling for these cars? #102-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE FHC. S/N DB62972R. Eng. # 4002887V. Silver Birch metallic/black leather. RHD. Odo: 57,300 miles. Only three owners. Still original, with straight panels; paint matte, driver door bubbling, chrome pitted, leather cracked. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $52,038. Although looking rather tired, this DB6, with the more desirable 5-sp manual and the potent Vantage motor, sold for good money. #120-1966 ASTON MARTIN DB6 VANTAGE VOLANTE short chassis convertible. S/N DBVC2322R. Eng. # 4002795V. California Sage Green metallic/dark green/ parchment. RHD. One of only two short-wheel 1245 Pinetree Road Alton,VA 24520 Phone 336.210.5508 Email RYow@virclub.com www.virgallery.com 1996 Mustang A Sedan Race Car Excellent $19,000 2004 Genneta Mazda running gear NEW never titled $41.500 1970 Lotus Europa 52 $11 500 01 1953 Porsche 356 Outlaw Too many modifications to list 5100.000 1962 Triumph TR3 Green/Tan Fresh engine and transmission Race ready Restored 3 years ago. Excellent 521.000 1963 Porsche Camera 2 Original condition never restored Silver/black Excellent condition 5155.000 Austin Healey Sprite Race Car 2004 SCCA Champion $9500 1977 BMW 630 Excellent Condition California Car $11.000 Visit www.virclub.com for a complete event calendar and information. 1971 Jaguar XKE 42 Coupe Regal Red/Tan Restored 524 000 101 October 2005  1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SL ivory/Brown Rare 4 Spit Trans Both tops $22 500 R littAw 0'sfilatorytart Reort ...2.'_ • • Porsche Cup Car Fresh Engine and Paint 000 000 Swift D52 Sports Racer $22000 1959 Porsche Jr Iractvr Concours Condition 020.000 Technic 904 3 0 911 Engine wicarbs 915 Transmission Silver/Blue 592 000 Porsche 914/6  Orange/Tan&Black  New Rebuild  Excellent $23.500  1970 Porsche 914/6 Original engine and Trans Fogs.Radio.Alloy wheels Excellent $21.500 Visa our Web Site at www.virclub.com for a complete list and pictures of Automobiles 83


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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, UK #132-1978 ASTON MARTIN AM V8 S3 sa- loon. S/N V812015RCAS. Eng. # V5402015S. Tankard Blue/creme leather. RHD. Odo: 65,000 miles. Repainted at some time, front stone chips, passenger door dents, original driver seat leather market window, this was big cash for a late Series 4 car. #124-1986 ASTON MARTIN V8 coupe. Winchester Blue/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 28,000 miles. Mileage since rebuild. One owner; 1997 R.S. Williams-prepped 7-liter engine conversion, with suspension upgrade. Panel fit, paint, chrome and alloys all excellent, leather eonha,,,s base Vantage Volante survivors. Restored in 2001, with the engine enlarged to 4.2 with mods for unleaded gas, Toyota gearbox (original ZF transmission components retained). Panel fit, paint and chrome all excellent, seat leather crumpled, engine bay clean. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $510,420. A bidding battle saw the winner, a dealer acting on behalf of a client, having to pay nearly $150k over estimate for this, one of the rarest of all limited production AM road cars. It may seem overpriced now, but with all Aston prices going through the roof of late, this will prove a wise investment. #115-1968 ASTON MARTIN DB6 FHC. S/N DB63380. Eng. # 4003438. British Racing Green/black leather. RHD. Partly restored from 1994 to 2003, excellent 1996 repaint by Panelrama; chrome clean, original leather • 1 cracked and soiled. Top-end engine rebuild 6,000 miles ago with unleaded gas conversion; full service history. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $42,535. Away from the bid-pulling power of such a specialized auction, this V8 would never have warranted this kind of money. $40k tops was more than enough. #114-1980 ASTON MARTIN AM V8 S4 saloon. S/N V8SOR12550. Eng. # V5802250S. Red/beige leather. RHD. Originally to "Oscar India" specs. After eight months unsold in an AM showroom, it was factory-converted to Vantage specs. Old restoration since, paint only slightly soiled, engine bay surprisingly rather average. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $82,355. This car drew more than $24k over pre-sale estimates, but once again, more than one bidder wanted to become the second owner of a potent V8 that had been seemingly well sorted by RSW Good money for a rather posh hot rod. #133-1988  ASTON  MARTIN VANTAGE VOLANTE convertible. S/N SCFCV81VOJTR15665. Eng. # 5805665X. Welsh Green/tan/tan leather. RHD. One of only 26 "Prince of Wales" spec Vantage Volantes, and one of three built to "Ecurie Ecosse" trim. Normal Volante grille, unleaded gas conversion, factory handling kit, sat-nay. Changed hands cracking but soft. Engine rebuilt in 2002 with unleaded gas conversion by Aston Engineering; detailed engine bay. Original 8-track player included but not fitted. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $55,160. This car didn't quite reach pre-sale expectations, but the price paid was about right for a fixed-head with a sunroof and auto box. #137-1968 ASTON MARTIN DBS FHC. S/N DBS5148R. Eng. # 4003864S. Anthracite/ blue leather. RHD. Converted from manual to automatic. Twelve-year restoration only just completed, including DB6 6-pot engine rebuild. unmarked, leather slightly cracked, stitching stretched in driver seat piping. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $58,282. Despite being in better condition than lot #132, the bid for this V8 was a tad extravagant, although still within the market. A little closer to $50k would have been more accurate. #139-1985 ASTON MARTIN AM V8 VOLANTE convertible. SCFCV81C9GTL15413. Eng. # V5805413LFA. British Racing Green/tan leather. RHD. Converted from left to right-hand drive. Weber carb car with a power top. Restored, with repaint and retrim unmarked. Roof fabric fresh, rear S/N at this auction in 2000 for just under $9 1k. Repainted with color change and retrim in 2001; paint still good, leather slightly soiled, full service history. Cond: I. SOLD AT $169,969. Quite a change since that 2000 sale. Not so big, however, as the "Prince of Wales" car that sold at Bonhams Monaco on May 16 for a mere $100k more. In that context, I'd say this buyer got a deal. #119-1989  V8  VOLANTE  ASTON  convertible.  MARTIN S/N SCFCV81Z7JTR30019. Eng. # V5800019. Panels and paint good, some chrome marked, front seat leather worn, wood-rim wheel worn, transmission tunnel in aluminum sheet very DIY. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $31,223. Although within forecast, this seemed to be over-generous for what was such an obviously refurbished DBS, arguably the least desirable of all the DBs. 84 bumper chrome poor, alloys marked, engine presentation only fair. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $63,350. Being the final lot to cross the block, and therefore the last chance to buy an Aston here, may well have had something to do with the final purchase price. While still within the Sports Car Market


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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, UK Gladiator Red/magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 6,500 miles. One of 37 special bodied softtops. Low mileage by three owners. All original, cosmetically unmarked. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $102,265. While certainly not the most attractive shape to come from Zagato, this car 's rarity, coupled with the low mileage originality, drove it to a strong selling price. A much better deal than the nearly $1m going rate advertised in 1989. #103-1990 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE FHC. SN SCFCV81V3KTR12695. Eng. # V5802695X. Hunter Green/tan leather. AHD. Odo: 796 miles. Hunter Green Collection car. Fitted with a 432-hp "X pack" engine. Service book stamped once in 1996 by AM Works at 455 miles. Original, perfect condition. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $241,635. This car was one of nine on offer from the Hunter Green Collection. Despite its faultless condition, the bid did seem to be excessive, especially in light of the collection s undoing to separate buyers. VANTAGE VOLANTE convertible. S/N SCFCV81C I KTRI5822. Eng. # 5805822X. Hunter Green/tan/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 676 miles. Another of the Hunter Green cars. And #104-1990  more than six with the Vantage engine. Original, mint, with full service history. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $165,977. This Italian-bodied open V8 appeared to be a better value than the statistically rarer lot #104, though Zagatos of this period are an acquired taste. #108-1990  another of the 26 Vantage Volantes to "Price of Wales" spec. Original, unmarked. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $221,725. Even bigger price for this "doubly" special Aston. Makes the buyer of lot #133 look like he got himself one heck of a deal, in retrospect. ASTON  MARTIN V8 VOLANTE convertible. S/N SCFCV81C2KTR15814. Eng. # V5855814. Hunter Green/tan. RHD. Odo: 795 miles. Hunter Green Collection car. Genuine low mileage, never exposed to flying bugs, true grit or parking lots. Cond: I. SOLD AT $152,040. ASTON  MARTIN #105-1990 ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE VOLANTE convertible. S/N SCFCV81Z2KTR30043. Eng. # V5800043X. Hunter Green/black/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 681 miles. Hunter Green Collection car. One of no Ultimate Dream Machines +1  831.423.5704 1989 eyton, House 962 Porsche 1 9 7 0 Mustang 1 9 5 3  Maserati 1959 Intiac Bonneville


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Bonhams Newport Pagnell, UK Again, this mid-estimate valuation was about right for an "ordinary" yet mint V8 fixed head with ultra-low mileage. #110-1990 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE FHC. S/N SCFCAM1S2LBR50016. Eng. # 8950016M. Hunter Green/tan leather. RHD Odo: 397 miles. Hunter Green Collection car One of 426 Virages built. Original, unmarked become cheap? In this case, costing less than many V8s. Well-used, but by no means abused, and with 5-speed manual box, this was surely the buy of the day. #125-1994 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE LIMITED EDITION FHC. S/N SCFCAM2SXRBR50417. Eng. # LE8950417A. Jewel Green metallic/Orange and tan leather. RHD. Odo: 32,000 miles. Entered by former heavyweight boxing champ Lennox Lewis; woo"' tan leather. Odo: 17,000 miles. One of 40 built to commemorate AM's 1959 Le Mans victory. One owner. V600 engine, traction control, sat-nay, front and rear cameras, radar detector. Original, only very light cosmetic wear. Factory serviced. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $221,725. Expected to make at least $50k more, this fully loaded "Limited Edition" only just changed hands, establishing a new and more realistic valuation, for now. #117-2003 ASTON MARTIN DB7 FHC. S/NSCFAE12353K700089.Eng.#AM2A00419. Pentland Green/Chestnut leather. RHD. Odo: 400 miles. Number 89 of 99 built at $250k apiece as a throwback to the DB4GT. Absolutely last serviced with 36 updates by Works Service in 1995. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $74,391. Most used Virages are undervalued in the marketplace, I reckon. Despite this one making just over the desired minimum, a really low-mileage Vi rage in such perfect condition for this kind of money was well bought. #111-1990  ASTON  MARTIN LAGONDA SERIES IV sports sedan. S/N SCFDLO1SXLTR13622. Eng. # V5853622. Hunter Green/tan leather. RHD. Odo: 1,800 miles. Hunter Green Collection car. Unmolested, like new, only seen a service bay sat-nay and fancy stereo. Original, very clean, slight cracking to severely depressed driver seat leather. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $74,391. Widebodied in Vantage style with a V-shaped mesh grille, the retired champ :s still new-looking Virage was acquired by a huge (quite literally!) fan for just over top guide price money. With LL provenance and Works Service history this was not too much. #136-1994 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE FHC. S/N SCFDAM2S2RBR70021. Eng. # 59070021M. Royal Blue metallic/Magnolia leather. RHD. Odo: 1,748 miles. Converted from manual to automatic. Formerly owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Works Service refurbished in 2003; more recent V600 suspension and brake upgrades, full service history. Cosmetically as new. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $140,094. A lovely twice, fitted luggage. During the AMOC 70th Anniversary this car took part the HRH Queen Liz drive-past. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $94,301. This is the softer, less razor-edged version of the long long Lagonda, and as such the finest Bill Towns design. Correct value for one of the nicest examples I have seen come to market in recent years. #138-1990 ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE FHC. S/N SCFCAM155LBR50026. Eng. # 8950026M. Buckingham Green/Tan, green piping. RHD. Odo: 32,000 miles. Still original, cosmetically generally good, driver door dented, left alloy scuffed, sports exhaust. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $41,630. Haven't Virages 86 Vantage to great spec and in super condition. With its history in the garage of a money-noobject collector; this car justified the slight premium it brought on the block. #130-1999 ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE FHC. S/N SCFDAM251XBL70247MLM. Eng. # 590R70247MLM. Green metallic/Magnolia and Original, absolutely perfect, including discs and calipers. Cond: 1. SOLD AT $221,725. The money paid established the new going rate for these minimalist and topless supercars, all 99 of which sold out at the 2002 L.A. show launch.• Sports Car Market mint, leather particularly super. Fitted car cover and umbrella included. Cond: 1. NOT SOLD AT $217,200. One of the most admired Astons in the sale, it was also a rare non-seller, which could have been bought for another $18k Given the assembled crowd, such a figure was not unreasonable. #121-2003 ASTON MARTIN DB AR1 roadster. S/N SCFAE62313K800039. Eng. # AM2A00373. Antrim Blue/dark gray. Odo: 160 miles. Claimed to be delivery mileage only. Electronic traction control, power steering.


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Mecum Auction Inc. St. Paul, MN MECUM Back to the '50s Collector Car Auction St. Paul, MN June 18, 2005 Auctioneers: Mike Haggerman and Mark Delzell Number of automotive lots: 167 Number sold: 104 Sales rate: 62% Sales total: $1,806,181 High sale: Lot X4, 1962 Dodge Dart 440, sold at $72,450 Buyer's premium: $300 on lots up to $5,499; $500 on lots $5,500 to $9,999; 5% on lots $10,000 and up Ack Report by B. Mitchell Carlson and Marit Anne Peterson Market opinions in italics T rate was markedly up. Not only that, the cars typically sold for a higher average price, about $16,500, with 29 lots selling for over $20,000. This put the bottom line at over $1.7 million in sales. his year's edition of Mecum's annual Back to the '50s sale was, overall, a success. Though there were fewer consignments than last year, the sales all around. Straight bumpers, nice, glossy paint finish; consistent panel fit, clean interior. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $3,400. Very nice example of an MG Midget. Frankly, it's strange to see a car like this in such great condition, as they tended to be rode hard and put away wet. Well bought. The auction is held on the second day of the three-day Street Rod Festival. Admission was part of the entrance package for the whole event, including a concours and other activities. Now in its seventh year, the Back to the '50s sale has become its own event-withinthe-event. Bidding remained strong until the final 25 lots. The top sale of the day was a 1962 Dodge Dart 440 with a 413-ci cross-ram engine—reported to be one of two built. Though a bit of mystery surrounded the "lightweight" in its "Simulated Factory Lightweight" status, its rarity and clarity of purpose as a streetable dragster brought $72,450, and once again reinforced the strength of the muscle car market and the direction bidders are choosing to aim their money. High-end buyers are more than willing to spend above the accepted levels for high quality and/or rare vehicles and drive the market, leaving lesser condition examples in the post-sale lot. GERMAN #C69 - 1981 MERCEDES BENZ 380SL - convertible. S/N WDBBA45A8BB007363. White/white HT/black ST/tan leather. Odo: 39,735 miles. U.S. spec, mostly original car. All original paint, to include heavily worn pinstriping from over polishing and general wear. Minor roof edge wear on hardtop paint. Light COLLECTOR CAR AUCTIONEERS Mecum Auction Inc. gling. Now, with quality consignments, educated bidders and a vibrant market, it appears poised to assume an evermore important part of the weekend's festivities.—B.M.C. 1978 MG MIDGET MK IV roadster. S/N GAN6UL217876G. Dark red/tan/black vinyl. Odo: 24,000 miles. Described as all original, and appears to be so, as well as clean ENGLISH #C8 - %.va  II I 18 I r 30,616 miles. "Simulated Factory Lightweight." Reportedly one of two for this model and bodystyle factory-equipped with the 413-ci V8, with cross - ram dual 4-bbl induction. Original decal on the windshield indicates this car was campaigned in the California drag racing scene in the mid 1960s. Recently fully and professionally restored to the highest levels, with excellent body work (not easy with all of that curved sheet metal), paint application, rechroming, and new interior fittings. Door aligrunent a bit off, as both doors (especially the driver's) need a very forcible slam to shut properly. The engine bay is all Mopar, and the undercarriage is correctly detailed, plus both are spotless and corosion free. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $72,450. I've always maintained that the 1962-63 Dodge is proof positive that Virgil Exner was dropping acid with Timothy Leary. Since the real lightweights from this era were two-door sedans (as the bodies twisted from the torque of launching off the line when drag raced), calling this a "Simulated Factory Lightweight" does more harm than good. On top of that, this car has both a heater and a radio, neither of which were on a real lightweight. It would've been better to call a spade a spade and say it's a cross-ram car However, it did sell, and for at least market value, if such a thing could be said for an early muscle car with slightly off-kilter billing. #C60-1965 PONTIAC GTO convertible. S/N 237675Z116393. Light yellow/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odo: 482 miles. 389-ci V8, 3x2-bbl, 4-sp, with PHS documentation to prove its Tri-Power heritage. Older restoration cosmetically looks good, yet has a few issues. It was always in need of a jump-start to get it running. Good older repaint on better body prep. Good older replacement top and interior, Though the upper Midwest is generally not recognized as a market for big-ticket cars, buyers are beginning to realize that the qualities that make a car valuable in Monterey or Monaco are just as important in Minnesota—history, presentation and that all-important, unquantifiable factor, plain old "gotta-have-it-ness." A few years ago, this auction was strug88  wear of original weatherstripping. Some fresh chassis components on a clean, well-maintained undercarriage. Like new interior. Overall condition fits with the miles indicated. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,800. While the 380 SL is less frequently seen in North America, this might be seen as big money for this car However, we've seen low-mileage U.S. specification 1980s SLs hit pricing in this range on a somewhat regular basis. Bought at top retail. AMERICAN #X4-1962 DODGE DART 440 hardtop coupe. S/N 53222165541. Red/red vinyl. Odo: but done on the cheap. Optional wood steering wheel, circa 1980s afterrnarket AM/FM/cassette radio. Sits low in the front. Older engine cosmetics, slightly heavier-than-stock exhaust note. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $40,687. Conditionwise, there was only a slight improvement here Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auction Inc. St. Paul, MN from lot CI . However; people will pay dearly for "three deuces and a four-speed," especially in a convertible. Once it hit $38k, the reserve was history, at what must be good fortune for the consignor and a fair deal for the buyer as well. These early GTOs continue to go up. #C20-1966 PONTIAC TEMPEST LEMANS SPRINT hardtop coupe. S/N 237176K609544. Medium blue metallic/blue vinyl. ,Odo: 96,175 miles. 230-ci OHC 16 with optional Rallye I wheels and four-speed. Originally sold new in Luveme, MN, with long-term original ownership and documentation. Exhaust note has something of a pop to it, almost like a miss, but it isn't really shaking all that badly. The suspension sits slightly low. what we've seen, they are on an upward trend, though not quite the fast track. While generally unmolested, this example especially at this mileage—is about due for some engine work While the OHC six may have been a mover in its day, longevity issues afflicted them, which is part of the reason that V8 implants were prevalent. Top money for this car, but if bought for love and the buyer can turn a wrench, he will do alright in the long term. #S12-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS coupe. S/N 117376W125315. Maroon/black vinyl. Odo: 9,040 miles. Aftermarket 350-ci V8, 3-sp auto. Very smooth, consistent paint finish on straight panels, good gaps, replated chrome in excellent condition. New glass. Very clean under hood, undercarriage sharp, unmarked One good quality older repaint over a generally original car. Very good original interior vinyl, aftermarket sub-dashboard gauges. Original undercoating intact and in good, clean condition. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $12,863. For several years, I've suggested that Firebird and Tempest Sprints are sleepers in the market. More of them are appearing on the market now, and from 65 + Cars In Inventory ing. t.idii iq and Consig ning American Chssit s. LIIosports. Rolls ,'Bentley and ColleLl ion I iguidations. Always Buying. Web: Vin lagemotorSSarasota.coM 1934 Pierce Arrow Model 840A 7 Passenger wiDivision. Dark Blue & Black. Grey Cloth. Very Well Restored $79900 1964 Meicedes Benz 230SL Red / Black, 4-speed, Two Tops. 1 Family Owned Since New. Well Documented S29.900 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Hard & Soft-top, White / Red interior. 4-speed, 283 , $47500 1956 Jaguar XK140 FHC Olde English White/ Red Interior, 4spd. overdrive, Excellent paint & Chrome. Recently Serviced $42500 XKSS DBR2 Tempero is proud to create hand-crafted reproductions of many of the world's most famous sports and racing cars. Our cars are based on the manufacturer's original designs, and are built to each customer's individual specifications. They have been upgraded to reflect modern requirements of safety and performance. Each car is lovingly and skillfully constructed from sheet aluminum using the time-honored methods employed by reputable coach building companies. Classics start at $114,000. 4 Door, Maroon/ Beige Leather & Top, Very Well Restored $99,500 3 XKSS In Production October 2005 Tempera has also custom-built these 1950 1960 racing classics: Short Nose D-Type - C-Type Lightweight E-Type Xl13 Lister Costin 89 .110r. 04 - 8L1 /24iPlignrEsT.'it ROM START FICS Long Nose DDAILY E3 Or SARASOTA INC VINTAGE MOTORS EXCLUSIVE FACTORY AGENT OF and rear window shelf Solid, clean undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $16,275. This was a nice car with a desirable drivetrain package. Though not a Trans Am, the regular Firebird is an increasingly popular model and a strong alternative to the more expensive Camaro. Good buy, consistent with current market. #C68-1967 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE stainless steel rocker panels. Weird aftermarket steering wheel. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $27,300. The fact that it was missing its original steering wheel, factory wheels and engine didn't seem to SS hardtop coupe. S/N 138177A172510. Black/red vinyl. Odo: 67,861 miles. 427-ci, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Car started out as a small-block Super Sport. Reproduction Rallye wheels on radials, rear antenna. GM Goodwrench crate 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, LIS. Phone: 941-355-6500 Fax: 941-359-0810 salesetemperocars.com Web: vintagemotorssarasota.com hurt this car at all. Perhaps the enthusiasm for its mild customization came from the "Back to the '50s" street rod context of the sale. #C86-1967 PONTIAC FIREBIRD coupe. S/N 223377U149724. Red/red. Odo: 48,296 miles. 400-ci V8, 4-bbl, 3-sp auto. Very clean, smooth red paint finish; shiny, clean, new-appearing chrome trim; in-hood tach. Sharp interior, but a bit dusty and slightly faded at the dash


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Mecum Auction Inc. St. Paul, MN in the engine bay and bottom. Cond: 4-. SOLD AT $16,538. As there was probably $6k worth of Mustang parts left in this Bondo sculpture that generally resembled a '69 Mustang, anything over that amount was a gift to the consignor #C15-1969 CHEVROLET NOVA SS big-block engine professionally installed and looks stock—to the neophyte. Good body prep and thick base/clearcoat paint. Hurst Indy floor shift, 1970s Corvette steering wheel, accessory tachometer and triple-gauge underdash panel. Big-bore dual exhaust with Flowmasters that dump out onto the rear axle. Cond: 3+. SOLD AT $28,980. Here's another example of what to do with a good Chevelle SS body, without any hope of ever getting the original engine back into it. Since the market for bogus Chevelles (or in this case, a never-existed phantom '67 Chevelle SS-427) is quite good at this time, the highly subjective values can only be based upon build quality and the value of the donor car Top money paid for a what-if #C40-1968 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO pickup. S/N 136808K198459. Pearl white/blue vinyl. Odo: 12,067 miles. Started out as a rolling body from generally arid South Dakota. 1970s truck 454 bolted to a 4-speed, then stuffed in. Floor is cut open and a haphazard linkage (just call him Stubby) was fabricated, with the mounting stub of the original column shift still in place. Generally good base/clearcoat paint and bodywork. Trim is straight out of the Year One catalog. Door panels are from a Malibu, although irazzlip coupe. S/N 114279W354574. Dark green/black vinyl. 396-ci V8, 3-sp auto. Paint finish showing buff marks, pitted chrome; straight, solid panels. Nice seats in front, slightly faded in back. 12 the odometer reflects actual miles. If so, this is a great Cougar that achieved a fair price. #S24IC 160-1969 CHEVROLETCAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N I24379N578234. Silver and black/black vinyl/black vinyl. Odor 19,550 miles. DZ-code 302, mated to a M21 Muncie 4-speed, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Rally wheels on sport radials. Good base/clearcoat repaint, original weatherstripping serviceable, but shows some wear, tear, and overspray. Circa early-1968 "302" emblem stuck on a reuro cowl induction hood. Good detailing under that hood, with mostly GM parts. Musty shoulder belts with rusty hardware tucked up in a dingy headliner. Older replacement seat coverings starting to show a lot of wear. Cosmetically enhanced, rather than restored. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $32,025. Pay no attention to the man behind the podium, as this car was declared sold twice in the same day. On the second lap, as lot C160—the last of the day—it was declared sold at $32,813. Either way, if either sale was real or not, a slightly off-the-mark car bid to slightly off-the-mark bargain money. seat vinyl is repop. "Factory air conditioning" is inoperative, to include the blower motor. Runs rich and loud through a sewer pipe exhaust system. A Frankenstein vehicle, put together by a local shop that specializes in importing salvage pickup parts form the Southwest. Overall, built to a price—one that was cheap to dump at no reserve for a quick buck. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $8,750. This Redneck Bitsta might make some kid proud, but will probably tire within a year or so from stuff falling apart. Dumped on the market cheap enough for a playtoy, but creations like this have almost no relation to what correct original cars and trucks can bring. #S8-1968 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 coupe. S/N 8J93F501555. Red/tan vinyl. Odo: 69,713 miles. 302-ci V8, California car, very clean with nice, bright chrome; consistent panel gaps, very clean interior appears new, with the exception of dash showing some marking, Decor package, smooth, good condition glass, very good tires on clean steel wheels. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $19,950. Condition suggests that 90 Bondo stuffed into rusty holes and blistering around the A-pillars and passenger's side door handle. Front shock towers crudely replaced with a torch, surrounded by plenty of aftermarket engine accessories. Aftermarket steering wheel in a heavily used interior. Plenty of undercoating #C63-1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 fastback. S/N 9F02H165492. Bright yellow/black knit weave vinyl. Odor 1,474 miles. 351-ci V8, 4-sp. Marti Report generated three months ago. Original powertrain configuration except for replacement of the 2-bbl carbs with aftermarket 4-bbl unit. Originally painted Candyapple Red. Recent base/clearcoat paintwork over slipshod bodywork, with buckets of bolt Positraction rear axle. Condition suggests the mileage could be accurate, though no information was provided about the motor. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $14,700. This is a good price for an SS, and proves there are still some reasonably affordable muscled Chevys out there. This seems right on target for a solid, clean, and decently driving original SS car that's not quite a showstopper #C50-1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE hardtop coupe. SN 136370L158692. Blue metallic w/ white stripes/blue cloth. Odor 8,606 miles. Faux SS originally came out of Nevada with a 350, now has a 454 under the hood with an Edelbrock intake manifold and very heavy cam. Okay repaint with masking miscues on decent bodywork. Door fit is very tight. Chrome differential cover and fresh dual exhaust on an otherwise bland undercarriage. Aftermarket steering wheel, homemade wood center console, and late-model pattern cloth interior done to an acceptable level. Boom-boom stereo in the trunk. Sold at no reserve from the same hobcob artists that threw together lot C40. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $14,963. The driver/consignor had an annoying habit of revving the motor to near redline just before shutting it off. Nothing says "don't buy this car" more than abusive prancing like that. One of these days, we'll see one of these guys puke the motor of their car right on the auction podium in front of God, Speed Channel, and everyone else. More than enough paid for a "parts is parts" special. #C158/D42-1971DODGEGIALLENGER convertible. S/N JH27G1B349090. Go Green/ white vinyl/white vinyl. Odor 51,923 miles. Sports Car Market


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Mecum Auction Inc. St. Paul, MN Not only is the fender-mounted data plate missin, but the mounting holes have been filled. Stock-looking replacement motor is now a 440 Magnum. Generally good bodywork on a good repaint. Miscellaneous dings in both door panels; that subframes have never been restamped. As its original premium lot number of D42, it was not run, but ran late in the sale as lot C158. The whole car gave off an aura of "don't trust me," and the amount paid seemed overly generous, considering. mediocre door and panel alignment. Windshield trim out of alignment with replacement glass. Undercarriage used to be well restored, but now shows some wear, corrosion, and light road grtmge. Reproduction interior vinyl installed in a quality manner; dashboard trim graphics lifting; aftermarket speakers. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $35,700. VIN indicates this was originally a 3 I 8-ci V8 car Since the base engine in the R/T package was the 383, it is impossible that this is a real R/T. There was also some scuttlebutt that this was a "cut car", but the VIN also checks out as a higher trim level Challenger convertible. Then again, it's not like VIN tags have never jumped from one car to another, or #C111-1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE t-top coupe. S/N 1Z377Z3S433218. Red/red leather. Odo: 82,291 miles. Factory AM/FM radio, power steering, power brakes, Rallye wheels on radials. Stout exhaust note, thanks to a recently installed 3" crimped pipe system. Very clean engine bay. Excellent repaint on GM-spec body; some waves in the fiberglass and adequate body to panel fit. Recent replacement windshield and seats. Neat as a pin undercarriage. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $17,850. 1973 was something of an oddball year for the Corvette, as it transitioned from the chrome bumpers (on the rear) and the integrated plastic covered bumpers (on the front). Big block or no big block, the enthusiast following had been rather slim, but now any Corvette with less than a 17-digit VIN seems to have been accepted as a "real" Corvette. If a '73 does anything for you, it was bought well. #S22-1973 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z/28 coupe. S/N 1Q87T3N1711384. Black/ black. Odo: 17,214 miles. Standard, choked down 350 replaced with aftermarket 454-ci V8. Some fisheyes in paint, some key marks in door edge, clean chrome shows light wear; trunk gap slightly off, hood and doors good. New BF Goodrich Radial T/As, very clean interior with no obvious flaws. Cond: 3+, SOLD AT $14,700. Your basic big block fastback with little provenance or mileage information available. A decent price paid for a driver• We .ceee Orzeamd, and /wee/need, °MO/ 0/1.80/ CYOMia: Ford GT 1947 Ford Pick-Up 1955 Ford Victoria 1960 Porsche 356B 'Outlaw' 1962 Fuel-Injected Corvette 1963 Corvette Split-Window 1964 327 Corvette Roadster 1966 Corvette Coupe 1966 Mustang cony. 1967 El Camino Ferrari GTO When a certain English collectors GTO racecar reached a value of S9 million, he parked it and had this car built to race in its place. Owned at one point by John Calley, Director of The DaVtnci Code. this particular racecar beat track times of the original GTO it was commissioned to emulate A car with a great story, and perfect in every detail according to Ferrari experts $P.O.A. 1967 Shelby GT 500 Fastback No expense was spared on this todie-for Red Shelby with LeMans stripes, completed less than 200 miles ago. This absolutely correct car has the 428 Police Interceptor motor, dual 4-barrel 600 CFM Hollys. 4-speed 1-10 Top Loader transmission, cool factory Stewart Warner gauges, and the list goes on Could be the finest on the market today. $P.O.A. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC This Rosso Red coupe is perfectly original, with only 30,000 gentle miles This original GTC is 1 of only 600 produced. meticulously maintained and a wonderful driver. $140,900 Only $1,231/mo. (7°,:i APR, 144 mos., OA' 33033 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 • 19491 496-3000 Virtual showroom: www,familyclassiocars.com 'These calculations assume 15% down and are subject to credit approval Financing provided by Woodside Credit. 1967 Mustang GT cony. 1967 SuperSport SS 396 1968 Camaro SS 396 1968 Pontiac GTO 1969 Porsche 911E/S 1970 Mustang Convertible 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 1972 Lamborghini Muira 1972 Merc Woody Wagon 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS


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Kruse International Auburn, IN INTERNATIONAL Kruse International Corvette KruseIn and Auction Auburn, IN April 30, 2005 Auctioneer: Dean Kruse Number of automotive lots: 28 Number sold: 4 Sales rate: 15% Sales total: S130,788 High sale: lot 754, 1967 Corvette coupe, sold at $70,200 Buyer's premium: 8% Report by Daniel Grunwald Market opinions in italics T his was the second year for Kruse's Corvette sale on its home turf, held in conjunction with the Auburn Corvette Club's Corvette show and judging. Think of it as a tiny Bloomington or NCRS event on the local rather than national level. This meant that for those so inclined, there were enough booths from NCRS as well as parts and memorabilia vendors present to scratch most 'Vette itches. Having the cleanest and best cars in a sale will always be a formula for success. Sometimes having the dirtiest car will also work, but the dirt must be associated with words like "barn find" and "survivor." There are plenty of barns around Auburn, but with the rich history of car collecting in this part of Indiana, I really don't believe that there are any barn cars worth finding left. Which means that, this year at least, the dirty cars were just dirty, and they outnumbered the clean ones.—D. G. #747-1959 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N J59S101088. Inca Silver/ black. Odo: 61,407 miles. 350-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4sp. Good paint and chrome. Good seats, dents in dash trim and grab bar. Faded carpet; Hurst Shifter. N.O.M. Cond: 2-. NOT SOLD AT $37,000. Good-looking car with a replacement trim dents. All other trim looks good. Very good paint. New weatherstrips pushing door glass out at top. Door panels cut for speakers. Non-original steering wheel. New ZZ-4 engine with good header fit and good shock towers. Nice interior. Hurst auto floor shifter. Cond: 2+. SOLD AT $27,540. Looked to be an an original SS, and possibly began life as an L79 car Very clean and well detailed—unusual in this sale. '66 and '67 Novas are popular; and even in a Corvette sale they will bring home the bacon. Nice car with some speculation value if the numbers work out. Either way it was bought fairly. #753-1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194677S106446. Copper/ tan/tan. Odo: 30,692 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Custom copper paint with ghost features and pinstriping; some striping worn off in front. Deep paint scratches on front fender. Wiper engine. It was the only older Corvette in this sale. The high bid was fair for the condition and motor; but seller felt it would be wise to wait for a more enthusiastic crowd, or perhaps one that doesn't care about complete originality. By no means was this a large auction, with just 28 lots consigned. Last year saw only nine 'Vettes cross the block, so one could argue that it is growing. Most of the cars were of the '70s rubber-bumper variety, with a few older models and even a brand new C-6 thrown in for good measure. A few non-Corvettes managed to find their way into the sale as well, perhaps in an effort to pad the show, though only one—a nice 1966 Nova SS—managed to sell. #742 1963 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - convertible. S/N 30887S115426. Red/red. Odo: 36,878 miles. 327-ci V8, 4-bbl, 4-sp. Shiny paint with visible prep flaws. Custom "long nose" design with headlights mounted in grill. Windshield glass and trim scratches. Custom aluminum valve covers. Cracks in glovebox door and dirty gauge faces. Cheap aftermarket wood rim steering wheel and thick The sale and the show were held indoors in a Kruse facility. However, the poor lighting in the venue made it difficult to assess the quality of the paint and details on most of the offerings. Many of the consignments appeared to be supplied by dealers, and the overall quality fell mostly in the "driver" category. While there were a few decent buys to be had, many cars had visible needs, including several with dirty engine compartments. Not exactly what you'd hope for to inspire stratospheric bidding. That is not to say the better, well presented cars didn't have interest. The 1967 big block coupe with a/c was hammered sold at $70,200, bought well by today's standards. There was also a lot of interest in the Nova and at $26,500, it, too, seemed fairly bought. 92  scratches on glass. Nice interior; dirty engine with fluid overflowing on master cylinder. Hardtop, luggage rack, power windows, wood rim wheel, POP. 1970 Corvette finned wheel covers. Cond: 2. NOT SOLD AT $40,000. Originally a Goodwood Green car Offer seemed fair for a small block car without fuel injection. Apparently not fair enough. #754 1967 CHEVROLET CORVETTE - coupe. S/N 194377S108407. Dark red/black. Odo: 68,884 miles. Tr-Power 427-ci V8, 4-sp. Some door panel paint chipping visible, misfit at top. Antenna chrome bad. Globby windshield goop and trim misfit at top left comer. Hood won't stay up. Small crack starting at headlight corner. Good paint, chrome, and solid frame. wood trim applied on console. New seat covers with loose fit and new carpets. Missing spare tire holder in back. Cond: 3. NOT SOLD AT $24,000. Engine numbers look to make it from a '64 to '67 car The custom nose was often done to these because front end damage was expensive to repair and it was just easier and cheaper to put fixed headlights in. Not too popular today, but this was plenty of money to put this car in a new home. #761-1966 CHEVROLET NOVA SS coupe. SN 118376N119951. White/black. Odo: 84,636 miles. 350-ci, 4-bbl, auto. Couple of windshield Sidepipes, wood rim wheel, power windows, a/c. Said to be numbers matching and mileage guaranteed. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $70,200. A breath of fresh air amongst the rubber bumper low horsepower models. This car had it all, Sports Car Market


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Kruse International Auburn, IN including the all important matching numbers. The 400 hp should be more driveable than the 435 hp solid-lifter engine, but looks the same. Nice car Strong price. Fairly bought. #744-1968 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 194678D408042. Red/black. Odo: 97,269 miles. Tri-Power 427-ci V8, auto. Decent paint with some scratching in bumper chrome. Torn driver seat and tear in left door think anybody cares. GM missed another great marketing opportunity by just not making these anniversary models special enough. Instead they produced them endlessly and made a buck or two. boot. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $7,128. At a quick glance it looks amazingly like a Fiero. Someone here liked the look enough to pop for over $7k, with the sales tax. #735-2003 CHEVROLET CORVETTE convertible. S/N 1G 1 YY32G735115069. Torch Red/white/light gray. Odo: 4,346 miles. 350-ci V8, 6-sp, 350 hp. New looking 50th Anniversary car with some light swirls in the panel. Luggage rack and wood rim wheel. Said to be numbers matching, with a/c. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $25,920. Missing the ignition shielding, but otherwise a decent car for the money if the drivetrain truly is original. #728-1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE coupe. SN 1G I YY0780F5116780. Bronze/ brown leather. Odo: 48,024 miles. 350-ci V8, 4sp, 230 hp. Some paint flaws in the front; headlights droop. Greenwood ground effects panels added. Weatherstrips getting hard and cracking. Engine dirty. Door panel coming apart; torn shift paint. Side moldings and 12-disc changer. Originally sticker price was $57,660. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $45,250. Clean car with the $5,000 Anniversary package, but I really don't truck. S/N 1GCES14P94B111539. Yellow/ black leather. Odo: 23 miles. 5.3L V8, 300 hp. New car with only 23 miles. Typical light dealer rash from being on the showroom floor for a while. Nothing that won't buff up nicely. #726-2004 CHEVROLET SSR convertible Sticker priced at $45,985, plus a $50 dealer add on, on the windshield. Cond: 1-. NOT SOLD AT $33,500. Looks like the bloom may be off the rose on these GM "Retro" look roadster pickups. The dealer in my area tried the "Added Value" sticker plus pricing for a while, but I think he had to eat that and succumb to realism. It's neat but it's still just another production car with a limited following.* Vintage Rallies 800-645-6069 fax: 860-364-5899 www.vintagerallies.com Ask aApite. Vintage Rallies are 'Tke sect! 1000 mile, 5 day European style Rallies...Priceless Camaraderie since 1993! - - - Beautiful Scenery and Terrific Country Roads...HilIclimbs, Gymkhanas and Track Events. Grand Hotels and Gourmet Meals...Special Gifts and Prizes! Luggage Truck: we carry your bags! Experienced vintage car mechanics from RPM Vermont. A new Porsche sports car to drive free, if your car breaks! Open to 1975 or earlier sports, racing or CT cars, plus a separate class for late-model exotics. Annisai Epentr in, New- Ettglaiut, Texas Ka Cower y & West Virginia,/ 1=101=1C1-1 October 2005 93


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eBay Motors ebYMotors Report by Geoff Archer Market opinions in italics :4k A selection of recent sales of interest. Condition inferred from seller's descriptions, cars were not physically examined by the author Note: sf=seller's feedback; bf-- - buyer 's feedback GERMAN #4554938329-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL roadster. S/N 7500604. Red/tan. Odo: 42 miles. 11 photos. Laredo, TX. Completely restored. Mexican papers. Undefined importation costs fall on buyer. Mexico City area license plates pictured. No mention of exact location of the car or who restored it, nor bids, sf 0, bf O. SOLD AT $6,500. Normal W115 sedans are not coveted. It's always hard to sell a red Mercedes sedan. It's harder still to sell a manual transmission, small engine, not-veryluxurious, red Mercedes sedan. Low miles and marque geek factor set this deal at a fair price for both sides. #4556567337-1985 BITTER SC coupe. S/N w09526219fsb09154. Gray/red leather. Odo: 70,720 miles. 20 photos. Greeley, CO. Interior is worn. Small rust bubbling through below rear window. Runs and drives well. A solid #3 driver. 6 bids, sf 315, bf I. Cond: 3. SOLD AT $6,250. Most of the auction text goes on about to what standard. Hardtop and luggage are included. Handful of Spanglish typos in spartan description. That said, it looks excellent. 1 bid ("buy it now" purchase), sf 122, bf 398. Cond: 1-. SOLD AT $295,000. Bidders are encouraged to come see it, but where is it? Mid-six figures are not often seen on eBay Motors, so that immediately puts up the fraud warningflag. If the buyer a classic car parts dealer, really did go see the car and paid this money for it, then a substantial shift in the prices of these cars is well underway Note also the $335k paid for a '57 at Kensington. #4543572095-1968 PORSCHE 912 coupe. SN 12803461. Red/black. Odo: 103,934 miles. 21 photos. Vista, CA. RSR look. Converted to a 911, but now being sold without motor. Current seller bought the car only for that engine, and is now selling this roller that he "did not value is over $60k. Car has been sandblasted and primed. Seller is a professional dismantler. 20 bids, sf 257, bf 70. SOLD AT $15,217. Hopefully the buyer needed a specific part, traveled to Dayton, saw the part, and got his money's worth. Otherwise this was another savvy seller who saw an economically infeasible restoration, and purveyed the fantasy to an in-over-his-head, beer-goggled hobbyist. AMERICAN #4551556605-1954  how much this looks like a Ferrari. Of course, it does look like some not very popular not very valuable Ferrari 2+ 2s...that much has always been blatant about the Bitter Nevertheless, this is a rare European four-seater/conversation starter bought for a couple grand under what we would expect. IRISH #4557361650-1982 DELOREAN DMC-12 coupe. S/N SCEDT26T6CD010525. Stainless steel/gray. Odo: 34,627 miles. 13 photos. Napa, CA. No dents or scratches. No body work ever done. Stored almost ten years, needs to be towed (bad gas and bad battery). Driver side upholstery needs to be re-attached. 1 bid, sf 367, look at too closely upon purchase." 915 5-sp. Compomotive 8s and 10s. Salvage title. Once "owned" by the L.A. County Sheriff's Office. Dinged and dented here and there. 19 bids, sf 112, bf 12. Cond: 4+. SOLD AT $7,606. Seller does a great job ofdodging responsibility for this 94 on the rear deck in 2004's Atlantic City Miss America Parade. 4 bids, sf 93, bf 1. Cond: 2-. SOLD AT $7,300. In a parade all you need is a "20 footer "and that's what this car looks like. Metros are goofy cars that always seem to find work in TV commercials and film. An open car with the early hood scoop, this car should have brought five figures, and might have if the seller hadn't distracted the bidder with 4 photos of an F-14. #4553679648-1969 FORD MUSTANG BOSS 429 coupe. S/N 9F02Z164711. White/ black. Odo: 62,590 miles. 200+ photos. San Sports Car Market NASH METROPOLITAN convertible. S/N E58170. Red/gray and white. Odo: 28,900 miles. 16 photos. Villas, NJ. Great driver. Panel fit amiss. Chrome shows minor pitting. Dash is signed by 1954 Miss America, who is shown riding thing...he pulls great money for a Frankenstein car without over-selling it. I'll bet he got the engine for free, and maybe even pocketed some profit as the track-tinze/PCA types valued this as an abused 911 race car roller; regardless of actual provenance. #4552824468-1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 sedan. S/N 11501010063881. Red/black M-B Tex. Odo: 25,439 miles. 8 photos. Summerfield, FL. 2nd owner. Restored 15 years ago. Many concours trophies, frequent show participant. Claimed interim model with unique features like 5-sp on-the-floor and dual curbs. 22 bf 37. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $8,220. These have not been good investments. This one, however looks like a great buy. For less than a grand of basic stored car reviving chores the buyer might have just snagged this clean, low mileage DMC for about half price. Our advice: either flip it or drive it. Mothballing DeLoreans benefit no one. ITALIAN #4554811333-1997 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO roadster. S/N ZA9RU37BXVLA12806. Primer/ none. Odo: 3 miles. 24 photos. Dayton, OH. Auto. Car was intentionally burned as part of a theft. Set of $10k fiberglass body panels included. Bottom end of engine looks okay from the outside, but a head is warped. Claimed parts


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Fresh Meat Online sales of recent production cars. 2006 BMW M5 Antonio, TX. 429-ci V8, 4-sp. Numbers-matching. Incorrect Hurst shifter. Extensive records and receipts demonstrate near total originality. Sorted, but not restored. 33 bids, sf 42, bf private. SOLD AT $144,100. Double the price guide value is pretty astonishing for a car that is one of over 1,000 made. Unlike Mopar muscle, Mustangs—even rare ones—are still relatively plentiful. The unrestored condition made all the difference here. Note to buyer: Don't touch it. If you even repaint it, you ?Hose $50k in value. #4551497090-1970 PLYMOUTH GTX coupe. S/N RS23U0G156912. Burnt orange/ burnt orange. 12 photos. Hurley, WI. Correct burnt orange in and out. Non-matching, rebuilt '69 440/727 Torqueflite. Just completed cosmetic restoration. Air grabber hood (as original) incomplete when the factory closed. When assembled, this car was repainted red (from tan), gained incorrect plush upholstery, and now-leaky hydraulic gullwing door struts. 6 bids, sf 193, bf 6. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $10,277. Malcolm BricklinS latest public-relations circus—for the Chevy cars he wants to import from China—might be paying offfor Yugo collectors, but not so for his namesake. This unique car did half of what we might expect. #4553195252-1983 CADILLAC pickup car. S/N 1G6AD6981D9136713. Black/burgundy. Odo: 80 miles. 11 photos. Jersey City, NJ. Engine is "locked up solid." Needs to be towed. All bumper-area plastic is cracked; windshield cracked. Rotten rockers. Third door allows access under the bed. A former flowerdelivery car that "would make a good custom Date sold: 7/3/05 Sale location: eBay Motors #4559971947 Details: Auction is for the number two spot in line for the option - dealership Sale result: $36,100, 8 bids Seller's feedback: 17 Buyer's feedback: private sale MSRP: $90,000 Other current offering: eBay Motors, item number 4563346231, www.ebaymotors.com , $3,500 for second spot in line at authorized BMW dealer. to buy only at a Midwest - 2005 FERRARI F430 available for $3k extra, installed and painted to match. Seller is a body shop. 32 bids, sf 14, bf 816. Cond: 2. SOLD AT $18,100. Price guides would indicate that this was right on the money given the non-original drivetrain, and the unrestored undersides. However it was always a 440 car It is not a clone, and therefore it feels well-bought. #4552825873-1970 OLDSMOBILE 442 coupe. S/N 344770M178162. Yellow with black stripes/black. Odo: 91,342 miles. 24 photos. Goldston, NC. Numbers-matching. 455-ci V8, TH400 auto. Loaded with options including W-25 fiberglass hood. Extremely thorough bike hauler." 21 bids, sf 123, bf 100. Cond: 3-. SOLD AT $1,515. The tired parts for this are all easily found at a junkyard on a standard sedan. Put ten grand into this, and you could really trump every S-clade in your 'hood. Think of all the woofers and .flat screens you could fit into that bed. Well-bought for less than half the price of one perpetually spinning 22" alloy #4553582453-2004 DODGE VIPER SRT10 roadster. Triple Black/black. Odo: 1,600 miles. 7 photos. Charlotte, NC. 522-ci stroker twin-turbo V10. Dynos at 1000 bhp on 93-octane pump gas, 1200 bhp on racing fuel. Very Date sold: 7/26/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4558823696 Details: New car. 4.3-liter 490-bhp V8, electronic differential, Fl paddle shift, Skyhook suspension Sale result: $245,200, 21 bids Seller's feedback: 149 Buyer's feedback: 31 MSRP: $182,135 Other current offering: Ferrari Maserati of Houston, Houston, TX, wwwlenariornouston. com, $259,900 for a 1,524-mile car. 2005 PORSCHE 997 documentation. Recent total restoration of a 30year California car. 35 bids, sf 29, bf 0. SOLD AT $25,458. 442s are valued by the market at a smallftaction of the price of their kissing cousin, the Chevelle, and they even have one more cube of displacement. For a nice 442 that clearly been driven, this was all the money, but deservingly so. #4553223252-1976 BRICICLIN coupe. S/N 051BX65002905. Red/red. Odo: 3,600 miles. 9 photos. Sevierville, TN. 351-ci V8, auto. Reputedly the last Bricklin built, and was October 2005 little other info. 10 bids, sf 0, bf 0. SOLD AT $110,000. With a zero feedback rating on either side of the transaction it easy to suspect that this deal was not consummated. Rule of thumb: you're lucky to get 30 cents on the dollar for aftermarket mods on a used car Often it better to pull the parts and sell them separately Bonus: This makes your stock-looking car seem virginal.• Date sold: 7/7/2005 Sale location: eBay Motors #4558972625 Details:. 2,305 miles, 3M Clear Guard, Carrera S wheels, full leather, bi-xenon lights, PASM Sale result: $74,975, 16 bids Seller's feedback: 446 Buyer's feedback: 16 MSRP: $87,000 Other current offering: Premier Sports Cars Co., Springfield, MO, www.premiercars.com, $76,900 for a 474-mile car.• 95


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        Price Guide American Cars T AMC SC/Rambler  Rebel 'Machine" AMX 390   Javelin SST  (Add 20% for 390 engine.) Javelin 'Mark Donohue' Javelin AMX (Add 25% for 401 engine.) AUBURN Boottail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan Coupe Boattail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan Coupe Boattail Speedster Phaeton Cabriolet Sedan/Coupe BRICKLIN Coupe BUICK Skylark GS 400 Convertible Skylark GS 400 Convertible Skylark GS 400 Stage I Convertible Skylark GS 455 Convertible Skylark 05 455 Stage 1 Convertible Skylark GSX 455 Skylark GS 455 Convertible Skylark GS 455 Stage 1 Convertible CHEVROLET 55 350 Coupe Convertible S5 396 Coupe Convertible Z/28 Z/28 Cusiom/Standard Eight 31-34 est. 56,000 insinr. ins. ins. 31-34  31-34  31-34  31-34  Custom/Salon Twelve 32-34 est. 2,000 32-34  32-34  32-34  32-34  inc. inc. iflL ins- 051/852 Supercharged 35-36 35-36 35-3E 35-36 74-75  65-67 65-67 48-69 68-69 69 69 70 70 70 70 70 71-72 71-72 71-72 71-72 eat 500 ins. $140,000 $90,000 $50,000 525,000 2,897 23,442' 6,122 17,009' 4,230 1,256 212 8,732 1,416 8,732 1,416 678 15,991' 1,754 1,529 162 Camaro 67-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  67  68-69  55 396 Pace Car Convertible  7/28  SS 396  2/28  7/28  7/28  96 69  69  69  36,469 inc. 23,068 inc. 602 (Add 20% to '67-69 1/28 for R/S option. Add 4110./a for Yenko Camaro.) SS 350 Pace Car  Convertible  76,213 3,675  70-73  (Add 10% to 70-73 0/28 for RS option.) 70-72  74  Pace Car  77-78  79-81  82  27,744  inc.  n/o  27,415 n/a   173,286  6,360 69,256   $24,000 529,000 $34,500 517,000     $13,500 $11,500 $6,500 $5,500 $8,000      517,500 $20,500 $24,000 528,000 $35,000 529,000 528,000 534,000 540,000 $45,500 570,000 $48,000 538,500 $49000 558,000 529,000 $22,000 520,000 513,000 511,000 $13,000 1/99 6/01 1/79 6/01 9/05 8/00 8/00 1/03 512,500  $10,000 $14,500 $18,000 S25,000 530,000 $40,000 522,000 527,000 530,000 $60,000 $45,000 $13,000 $17,000 S25,000 $50,000 $180,000 5130, $80,000 535,000 521,000 516,000 $21,000 $25,000 535.000 545,000 555.000 520,000 540,000 545,000 580.000 565,000 $21,000 528,000 $35,000 S65,000 000 $90,000 $80,000 510,000 $25,000 $27500 $110.000 $125,000 590,000 $30,000 $35,000 $130,000 5120,000 5110,000 535,000 537,500 $160,000 $175,000 S130,000 540,000 $45,000 69  70  68-70  68-70  70  71-74  he values below reflect a retail buying and selling range for cars in very good to near excellent condition-significantly above a "daily driver" and one step below regional concours; a strong #2 on the accepted 1-6 scale, 1 being the best. These values are set by sales activity, primarily in the United States, as well as conversations with Price Range w° - 1,512  2,362  390  69027 2501   16,961  Pace Can  $25,000 520,000 $25,000 $6,500 520,000  $15,000  540,000 $30,000 $55,000 $9,500 S30,000 $20,000 9/03 SS 396 (360-hp)  S5396  (Add 300% for Yenko Chevelle.) Convertible  SS 396  Convertible  SS 396 (402/454)  Convertible  SS 454 360-hp 155  Convertible  SS 454 450 hp 156  Convertible  5S396 Convertible SS 454 LS5 Convertible Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Convertible  Roadster  Roadster  Roadster  66-67  66-67  93  65  68-69  68-69  70 70  70 70  70  70    (with comprehensive documentation) 71-72 71-72 71-72 71-72 82,000 inc. n/a n/a Corvette Convene prices 0004 by Hearst Business Media Corporation ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  300 3,640 700 62  add for the following (1956-62): 265/225-hp (1956) 283/245-hp (1957-61) 283/250-hp (1957-60) Fl 283/270-hp (1957-61) 283/275-hp (1961) Fl 283/283-hp (1957) Fl 283/290-hp (1958-60) Fl 283/315-hp (1961) Fl 327/340-hp (1962) 327/360-hp (1962) Fl Auxiliary Hardtop Coupe Split Window  Coupe Modified Convertible  Coupe   Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  3,080 8,284 961 9,636 118 43 Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  add for the following (1963-67): 327/340-hp (1963) 327/350-hp (1965-67) 327/360-hp (1963) Fl 327/365-hp (1964-65) 327/375-hp (1964-65) Fl 396/425-hp (1965) 427/390-hp (1966-67) 427/400-hp (1967) 6,978 16,682 2,610 12,182 2,096 2,157 8,948 2,101 $4,250 $2,325 $16,600 $3,300 $18,550 $19,200 $12,750 $24300  $6,650 $3,600 525,800 $5,100 $29,750 $29,750 519,750 538,000 63 63 63 64 64 65 65 66 66 67 67 2,511 1,462 4,412 1,918 36,120 10,594 inc. 10,919 8,304 19,925 8,816 15,376 9,958 17,762 8,504 14,436 54,400 52,850 $8,500 $6,150 $10,025 $10,62S $13,350 $14,975 $4,750 $10,950 $1,700 $32,500 $31,000 $32,300 $27,600 $29,250 $31,300 $33,250 $32,000 535,000 $35,300 $39,000 $7,150 58,050 $13,100 510,450 $18,825 520.300 S26,675 $ 3 350 SI0,700 526, 350 57,510 $50,400 $47, 700 550,000 $42,800 $45,375 $48,450 551 , 550 549,600 $64,250 554,700 560,000 3,467 6,339 9,168 9,670 10,261 10,939 14,531 577,5110 $41,500 $47,000 $36,500 536.000 $38,000 $36,000 $31,500 $36,500 $38,500 5130 000 S64,500 571.500 $55,000 $59,000 $59,000 $55,500 $58 500 S56, 000 559,500 11/97 8/98 8/00 6/02 7/97 $18,000 $21,000 $22,000 $23,000 $29000 $35,000 535 000 $38,000 633 Chevelle n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 62,372 ins. 4,298 Mc. 4,475 Mc. $18,500  $22,000  $28,000 520.000 $25,000 $24,000 $30,000 $27,000 $37,000 $60,000 5175 000 $28,500 539,500 545,000 $36,000 $41,000 540.000 $ 9 000 544,000 551 000 590 000 $250,000 6/99  427/425-hp (1966)  427/435-hp (1967)  Auxiliary Hardtop  Air Conditioning  Knock-off Wheels  Alum Wheels (1967)  Side Exhaust  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  5/02  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  add for the following (1968-72): 327/350-hp (1968)  427/390-hp (1968-69)  427/400-hp (1968-69)  427/435-hp (1968-69) L71  427/435-hp (1968-69) 189  350/350-hp (1969-70)  350/370-hp (1970) 171  454/390-hp (1970) 155  350/330-hp (1971) LTI  454/365-hp (1971)155  454/425-hp (1971) 156  454/270-hp (1972) 155  350/255-hp (1972) 111  Auxiliary Hardtop  Air Conditioning  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Coupe  Coupe  Silver Anniversary  Pace Car  Coupe  Coupe  Coupe  Coupe  Collector's Edition  3/01  4/04  add for the fallowing (1973-82) 454 Engine (1973-74)  182 Engine  Gloss Roof (1978-82)  Aluminum Wheels  Auxiliary Hardtop  Coupe  Coupe  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  04  115  86  86  87  87  88  80  73  73  74  74  75  75  76  77  78  78  78  79  BO  81  82  82  9,440 18,248 4,004 5,620 1,014 17,756 1,287 4,473 1,949 5,097 188 3,913 1,741 24,434 52,674 25,521 4,943 32,028 5,474 33,836 4,629 46,558 49,213 24,991 15,283 6,502 53,807 40,614 40,606 18,648 6,759 11,400 64,033 79,005 168,109 8,754 51,547 39,729 27,794 7,315 20,007 10,625 15,382 5,357 $2,035 $6,875 513,025 $18,025 $21,525 $2,500 $7,200 $6,700 $6,900 $5 500 $35,000 $6,150 56.850 $1 ,000 $1,800 $12,500 $11,675 $12,500 $17,325 $9,400 511,000 $9,400 $8,700 $9,000 $12,125 520,350 $9,450 $10,600 $11,400 $12,000 $15,500 $3,750 $2,400 500 $600 $1,000 $7,100 $7,500 $7,825 $10,300 $8,250 $10,700 $9,225 $11,250 $3,525 $11,725 522,750 $33,100 $48,125 $3,400 $12,575 $11,700 $12,025 $11 22$ $53,850 $9,000 $12,000 $1 ,500 $2,700 $21,950 530.92$ $21,050 $30,450 516 450 S29,675 516,450 515 225 515,475 521,225 $35,625 515 850 516,600 $I 8 700 $19,525 $25,875 $6,250 $4,225 5750 $900 $1,500 $11,200 $11,700 $12,050 $15,850 $12,500 $16,275 513,825 516,875 68  68  69  69  70  70  71  71  72  72  5,258 3,754 23,130 11,997 n/a 720 8,585 9,934 18,630 22,129 16,633 10,668 6,648 14,680 7,121 20,496 6,508 3 $20,525 $34,750 $1,225 $3,125 $4,200 $5,000 $1,000 $14,525 $19,475 $15,000 519,675 515,800 $20,300 $15.800 $20,000 515,475 $20,900 531,800 553, 500 $1 ,850 $4,700 $6,300 $7,500 $1,500 $25,425 534,100 $20,100 $34,450 527,650 $35,525 $27,650 $35,150 527, $36,575 3/04 owners, dealers and collectors. Condition and history are the ultimate determinants of value. Prices below assume cars with "no stories attached." An automobile priced above our guide is not necessarily overpriced, nor is one priced below automatically a bargain.* Price Range 4/99 000 12/00 5/03 9/99 Sports Con Market


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                          1 4 35th Anniversary Coupe  Corvette Challenge Rater  Coupe  Convertible  Corvette Challenge Racer  Coupe  781 Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  ZR1 Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  IN Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  001 Coupe  Conveitible  40th Anniversary Coupe  40th Anniversary Convertible  40th Anniversary ZR1 Coupe  Coupe  281 Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  RI Coupe  Convertible  Pace Car Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Collector Ed Coupe  Collector Ed Convertible  Grand Sport Coupe  Grand Sport Convertible  add far the following (1984-96), Auxiliary Hardtop  6-spd manual trans  Callaway Twin Turbo  LT4 Engine (1996) std GS  Coupe  Coupe  Convertible  Pace Car Convertible  Hardtop  Coupe  Convertible  Hardtop  Coupe  Convertible  Coupe  Hardtop 206  Convertible  Coupe  Convertible  Hardtop 706  Coupe  Convertible  Hardtop 706  50th Anniversary Coupe  50th Anniversary Convertible  Impala $S  Impala SS  Impala SS  Nova SS  Nova SS  Nova SS 327-ci U9  Nova SS 396-ci, 375-hp L78  (Add 200% for Yenko.) Nova 55 350  Novo SS 350  October 2005  97  98  98  98  99  99  99  00  00  00  01  01  01  02  02  02  03  03  03  03  03  94  95  96  62-65  66-67  66-67  68-70  68-72  71-72  n/a n/a 497 (inc.) n/o 9,092 19,235 11,849 1,163 (inc.) 4,031 18,078 11,161 2,090 18,113 13,479 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/o n/a n/a Impala n/a n/a n/a Nova n/a 20,200 n/o n/a n/o n/a 511,000  $15,500  $21,000  520.000  $13,000  58,500  516,000 $25,000 $35,000 $34,000 $19,500 $13,000 51 , 200 $500 513.000 52,500 $20,000 S21,615 525,000 $32 350 $23,000 523,775 $2/,225 525,200 $26,000 529.100 $21,850 $30,000 S31,600 $37,050 534,500 530,300 $32,000 $30,000 $37,250 $37,500 542 125 $12,500  $13,000  $14,000  S1,800 5750 519900 53750 523100 526 , 075 530, 975 5  88  88  89  89  89  90  90  90  91  91  91  92  92  92  93  93  93  93  93  93  94  94  94  95  95  95  95  96  96  96  96  96  96  2050, n/a 16,663 9,749 n/o 12,967 3049 7630 12,923 2,044 5,672 14,604 502 (inc.) 5,875 15,898 448 (inc.) 5,692 6,749 (inc.) inc. inc. 17,984 448 (inc.) 5,346 15,771 448 (inc.) 4,971 527 (inc.) 17,167 4,369 5,412 (int.) ins. 1,000 inc. $26,000 $10,125 511,900 $26,000 S10 125 522,500 512,650 $11 300 $24,000 $13,300 $12, 400 $25,000 $15,650 512, 400 532,500 $16,325 515 850 521,000 5 4500 514, 000 533, 750 516 , 900 $15250 537000 $17250 $28000 $16550 519500 518200 $22,750 $26,750 $36,900 $14,650 517,600 536,925 $14,975 S35,625 516,250 $34,300 519,125 517,600 535,225 $22,200 $17,600 $45,175 $22,850 522.305 S29 175 547 ,950 510 . 115 545 ,900 S23300 S20750 S51,000 $24,100 531,000 522, 175 $26125 $25300 531,625 537,150 S 5 150 Nova SS 350  CHRYSLER 300 Coupe 3000 Coupe 300C Coupe Convertible 3000 Coupe Convertible 11 /90 300E Coupe Convertible 300F Coupe Convertible 7/03 3006 Coupe Convertible 300H Coupe Convertible 3001 Coupe 300K Coupe Convertible 300L Coupe Convertible CORD Sedan  Brougham  Cow Sedan  Cabriolet  Sedan  Phaeton  "Sportsman Cone.  Sedan  Phaeton  'Sportsman' Cone.  SC "Sportsman"  SC Phaeton  DODGE Coupe (340  or 383)  Convertible  T/A  00 $20,000 $20,725 $33,200 $29,995 $31,175 $34,900 S32,550 $36,325 $37250 $32,550 $39,675 $35,125 $37,000 $42,850 $42,450 $42,350 R/T (440)  w/Six  Pack  w/Hemi  R/T Convertible (440)  w/Six  Pack  w/Hemi  Rallye (340)  Rallye (340)  Charger (440)  w/Hemi  R/T  w/Six  Pack  w/Hemi  Charger 500  w/Hemi  Daytona 440  w/Hemi  R/T  516,500 518,000 519,000 w/Six  Pack  w/Hemi  Coronet Hemi  Convertible  Coronet R/T  Convertible  R/T w/Hemi  0/1 440 w/Six Pack w/Hemi j 1-] 73  55  56  57  57  58  58  59  59  60  60  61  Al  62  62  63  64  64  65  65  n/a 300 1,725 1,102 1,918 484 618 191 550 140 964 248 1,280 337 435 123 400 3,022 625 2,405 440 L-29 29-32  29-32  29-32  29-32  36  36  36  37  37  37  37  37  5,010 inc. inc. inc. 810 1,764 inc. ra. 812 1,066 inc. inc. inc. inc. 70-71  70-71  70  70-71  70-71  70-71  70  70  70  72  73-74  66-67  66-67  68-70  70  68-70  69-70  69  69  69  71  71  71  66  66  67  67  67  68-70 70 70 Challenger 83,009 5,388 2,399 36,505 1,890 418 2,737 90 9 6,902 n/a Charges 53,088 586 n/a n/a 116 500 52 n/a 70 3,118 178 63 Coronet 714 27 9,553 628 283 n/a 194 330 $40,000 $60,000 $17,000 $22,000 $45,000 $32,000 $40,000 $80,000 $65,000 $00,000 $25,000 532,000 $65,000 $45,000 560,000 5100 000 $13,000 $40, 000 $20,000 $27,000 $00,000 $33,000 $95,000 $110,000 $450,000 $25,000 540,000 $85,000 $65000 45000 $39000 $125000 $47000 $135000 5145000 5650000 545,000 $60000 $25,000 $95,000 5110 000 $125,000     $40,000  $100,000  $140,000  $55,000 5140.000 $200,000 $35,000 $130,000 5150,000 $175,000 5250,000 $60,000  $70,000  S120,000  5140,000  $80,000 $90,000 $180,000 5200,000 $33,500 $33,500 $30,000 $52,000 $30,000 550,000 $30,500 $54,000 $44,500 $14,500 $36,000 $60,000 $18,000 536,000 $14,000 $13,500 $25,500 512,500 $24,000 $47,000 $46,000 541,000 $82,000 $37,000 $76,000 $41,000 $78,000 $52,000 509.000 $40,000 $87,600 $24,000 $50,000 $17,500 519,000 $34,000 515,500 529,500 57,000  511,500 R/T convertible  w/Six Pack  Rif cone. w/Hemi  Super Bee  Super Bee  w/Six Pack w/Hemi   w/Six Pack w/Hemi   GTS 340 GTS 383 015 440    Convertible  Demon 340  70  70  68-70  68-70  68-70  68-70  71  71  71  68-69  68-69  69  69  71-72  n/a 16 20 Super Bee n/a 3,175 383 n/a 99 22 Dart n/a n/a 30 760 Demon 10,798 Other Super Stock Hemi 68 80 DOESENBERG Convertible Sedan  launder  Phaeton  Model 1 Murphy Open Sedan  Murphy Convertible Coupe  Murphy Torpedo Coupe  Murphy Sedan  Murphy Town Car  Rollston Town Car  FORD 515,500 $22,000 $35,000 520,S011 $45,000 $125,000 $50,000 5175 000 $800,000 $13,500 7 $25,500 $36,000 $/0,000 $31,500 565,000 $175,000 moo $75,000 $225,000 51,000,000 $17,500 $9500 Foirlane GT/GTA Convertible Talladega 428 Torino Cobra 428 Torino 01 429 CJ Convertible GT 0 Torino Cobra 429 98 Convertible GT Convertible Coupe 2+2 Fastback 88 Convertible GT Convertible GT Fastback GTA Fastback Mach 1 351 Mach 1 428 0 Code 428 Cl Convertible Boss 302 Boss 429 98 Convertible  Boss 351  Mach 1  Mach 1 429 0  98 Convertible  Mustang II Cobra  SVO  Saloon  Salem  Salyer  Sateen  Fairlane and Torino 66-67  66-67  69  68-69  70-71  70-71  70-71  51,685 6,444 n/a n/a 00,560 5,552 10,749 Mustang 65-66 15,000** 65-66 inc. 65-66 909,011** 65-66 145,231** 67-68  67-68  67-68  67-68  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  n/a n/a 113,367 inc. 113,428 15,864 inc. 69-70  69-70  71  71-73  71  71-73  74-78  84-86  85-86  8718  89-90  91-92  8,252 1,359 inc. 1,806 99,564 1,255 n/a n/a 9,502 341 988 977 109 ** Denotes number made, includes all models. Shelby 61350  61 350 "R"  61350  65  65  66  520 37 1,368 5150,000  $300,000  575,000  5175,000 $350,000 $100,000   7/00 9/03 97 525,000 $32,000 $13,000 $11,000 516 500 $19,000 $17,000 $23,000 $17,000 525,000 $65, $35,000 590. 000 000 $16,000 $30,000 513,500 $34,000 $13,500 $4,000 $5,000 5/,500 59,000 $10,000 $12,000 $34,000 $30,000 510,500 $25,000 522,000 526,000 522.000 $29,000 $26,000 $44,000 $05,000 $55,000 $200,000 (2+2, add $3,000. 67-68, add $3,000 for 390 08. For K-code 289 add 40 4/o. Add 15./0 for S(1 Drag Pak; $2,000 for Shaker.) 522,000 545,000 $19,000 555,000 510,000 $7,000 $8,000 $10,000 513,000 $15,000 $17,000 8/00 8/00 $9,000 $15,000 $25,500 $14,500 514,500 518,500 $13,000 515,000 $23,000 545.000 $22,000 $22,000 $24,000 29-37  30-35  29-37  29-32  29-34  30-34  29-34  29-34  30-37  est. 480 inc. inc. inc. inc. inc. inc. inc. 10 $550,000 $675,000 $5 0 000 $550,000 $650,000 $700,000 5420 000 $450,000 5375,000  5650 000 $775,000 $150,000 5650 000 $750,000 5900 000 $480,000 5550 000 $450,000 (For original supercharger, add 25%; exceptional or rare coachwork may command much higher prices.) $60,000  $85,000 58,5013  514,000 $12,000  $14,000  $19,000  $14,000  $19,500 520,000 530,000 $21,000 05,000  50,000  $20,000 530,000 $65,000 518,000 $45,000 $95,000       - 555,000 $100,000 5200,000 $28,000 $50,000 $95,000 $26,000 $65,000 $115,000 Price Range 7/99 2/03


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            Price Range 01 GT 350 H  61 350  61 500  61 350  Convertible  GT 350 H  61 500  Convertible  61 500 KR  Convertible  61 350  Convertible  61 500 Fastback  Convertible  Convertible  E-code Convertible  F-code Convertible  (Deduct $1,000 for only one top.) Coupe  Convertible  (Add 25% for 1-code.) Coupe  Convertible  (Add $1,000 for Mtode ) Sports Roadster  (Add $5,000 for Mtode.) GT GT  MERCURY Coupe  OR-7  68-76 (Gurney) 01 390 GT-E    Eliminator  Convertible  67-70 67-68  67   67-68  68  X12-7 convertible  Cougar convertible  OR-7 convertible  Cyclone CT  Convertible  Cyclone CI  Spoiler II  Cyclone GT  Spoiler  (For 429 CI or SO, odd 50%1 51-54  442 441 442 442 convertible 442 442 convertible W-30 Hurst 442 442 convertible W-30 W-30 convertible Rallye 350 SO 455 St 455 convertible 441 442 convertible W-30 W-30 convertible 98 64 65 66-67 66-67 68-69 68-69 68-69 68-69 70-71 70-71 70-71 70-71 10 70-71 70-71 72 72 72 72 350  2,999 25,003 46,826' 5,933 36,642 9,437 2,300 1,421 27,189 4,237 4,020 374 3,547 n/a n/a $50,000  9,845 1,171 772 113 whx_oum $13,000 S13,000 $14,000 $10,000 $13,000 $17 00 $20 00 $3500 $20,000 525 00 $55 00 5100,0 0 $25,000 $18,000 $24,000 $12 00 $16 00 $30 00 $85,000  $21,000 $2l,000 S23,000 $30,000 $22,000 $28,008 $33,080 545,000 $28,000 535,000 $75,068 $125,000 $35,000 $23,000 $28,000 $10,000 $24,000 $40,000 9/01  69-70  69-70  69-70  71-73  71-73  66-67  66-67  69  69  70-71  70-71  Cougar 320,496 59,933 37 n/a 602 4,611 8,118 6,001 4,247 6,811 n/a n/a 3,261 n/a 12,457 1,984 $10,000 $12,000 $18,000 $17,500 $18,500 512101 $11 000 $15,000 $8,500 $13,000 (For Eliminator, add $4,000 for Boss 302 engine. Add $6,000 for 4280 Cyclone $9,500  $14,000  $12,000  $12,500  $10,000  510,500  515,000 $23,000 $19,000 519,500 $16,000 516.500 $12,000 $14,500 $21,500 521,000 $23,500 $10,000 $16,500 $22,000 $12,000 $19,000 05-  n/a MSRP 5139.900 61 -63  61-63  62-63  173,468 26,273 1,882 $9,500  $20,000  $30,000  514.500 530,000 $40,000 10/98  58-60  58-60  173,891 24,255 $11,500  $22,000  $17,500 $35,000 9/02  66  67  67  68  68  68  68  68  68  68  69-70  69-70  69-70  69-70  55-57  57  57  999 1,175 2,048 803 404 224 1044 402 1,053 517 935 194 1534 335 Thu nderbi rd 53,166 inc. 194 A $75,000 $55,000 $125,000 $45,000 $75,000 $45,000 $55,000 $05,000 $90,000 $145,000 $45,000 $15,000 $05,000 $115,000  $25,000  $40,000  $90,000  $100,000 $65,000 $150,000 560,000 $85,000 $60,000 565,000 $105,000 $125,000 5165 000 555,000 $05,000 585,000 $135,000 $42,000 $58,000 $140,000  8/97 Hurst Pace Cm convertible PLYMOUTH Barracuda  Formula S  Barracuda  Formula S  Convertible  Formula 5 383  Formula S440  Super Stock Hemi  Gran Coupe  Convertible  Coda 34E1/383  Cada 440  1/00  Cudo 440 Six Pack  Cuda Convertible  Coda Six Pack Convertible  Cuda Six Pack Convertible  OAR 'Coda  Henri 'Cucla  Hemi 'Cuda  Convertible  Belvedere Henri  GTX  Convertible  Henri  Henri convertible  610  Convertible  Hemi  Hemi convertible  Six Pack  GTO  Six Pock  Hemi  Rood Runner  Convertible  Six Pack (odd 35% for 693)  Hemi  Road Runner  Six Pack  Henri  Road Runner/GTX  (indicates Road Runner only) Henri  Convertible  Superbird (440) Six Pock 66-67  66-67  70  70  Satellite 817 27 Superbird 1,069 716 541,000  $35,000  575,000  590,000  505,000 568 000 595 000 $125,000 9/00 5/84 64-65  65-66  67-69  67-69  67-69  67-69  68-69  68  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70-71  70  71  70  70  71  71  66-67  67  67  67  67  68-70  68-70  611-70  68-70  70  71  71  71  68-70  69-70 68-70  68-70  71  71  71  72-74  Barracuda n/a n/o n/a n/a 8,510 n/a n/a n/a 9,798 2,568 n/a n/a 1,992 1,009 n/o n/o 2,724 652 107 7 Belvedere 64* GTX 686 inc. 108 17 1,651 inc. 680 47 678 n/a n/a 30 Road Runner 170,503 411 above 3,929 1,938 14,218 246 55 38,239' 518,000 $24,000 $50,000 $55,000 $19,000 $25,000 $60,000 51 50 000 530,000 535,000 565,000 $26,000 $38,000 $05,000 $80,000 $28,000 $42,000 $100,000 $200,000 $50,000 $45,000 $85,000 $25,000 $40,000 555 000 $95,000 525 000 560,000 S90,000 St 1,000 535,000 $55,000 $65,000 $125,000 $35,000 580,000 $110,000 518,000 10/99  02/05  72 $18,000  $26,000  S8,000 511,000 S7,000 $10,000 511,000 $11,000 518,000 545,000 $7,000 525,000 $25,000 S35,000 $65.0 550,0 $150,000 $250,000 $35 $150,000 $450,000 $2 000 000 $45,000  Price Range JC CD 530,000 $38,000 17, Hemi PONTIAC 88 Coupe  $11,000 $15,500 $10,000 $15,000 $15,500 $18,000 $25,000 $80,008 $11,008 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $85,000 $75,000 $175,000 $300,000 $55,000 $200,000 S650,000 $2 500 000 $80,000 Firebird Convertible  400 Coupe  Convertible  Trans Am  Formula  Trans Am  Trans Am 45550  Formula 45550  Trans Am  Trans Am 455  Trans Am  67-69  67-69  67-69  67-69  69  70-73  70-73  73-74  73-74  Irons Am 10th Anniversary  Trans Am  Turbo Pace Car  Trans Am 15th Anniversary  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  Convertible  Judge  Convertible  GTO  GTO  (For 400 engine add $4,000 for Ram Air  74-76  75-76  77-78  79  79-81  81  84  64  64  65  65  66  66  67  67  68  68  69  69  69  69  70  70  70  70  71  71  71  11  72  73  n/a n/a arti n/a 697 30,926 11,400 1,155 101 58,500  S14,000  513 000  525 000  555 000  59,100  513.500  530 000  533,000  162,086 n/a 201,497 n/a 55,374 GTO 24,806 6,644 64,041 11,311 84,148 12,198 72,205 9,517 77,704 9,980 58,126 7,328 6,725 108 32,737 3,615 3,629 168 9,497 357 661 17 5,801 4,806 $22000 528 000 525 000 $35000 $22000 S30000 $25000 535,000 520000 $25000 522,000 $28000 $45080 5115000 522,000 528000 545,000 5125000 $18000 525,000 $50000 $175000 510 00 57 500 (For 1964-66 add 25% for Tr-Purser, For 1967-69 add 25% Or Rom-Air, 409/ for Ram-Air III, 75% for Ram-Air IV.) (For 1970-72 add 15% for 455 VB.) STUDEBAKER Avanti R1 Coupe  Avanti 02 Supercharged Coupe  TUCKER 63-64 63-64 514,500  $18,000  $300,000  W8 85-92  18 $110,000  523.000 520,000 $400,000 5150,000 THE CPI VALUE GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM BLACK BOOK! ,131aok 41)0k C.,s Pancul.r Collectible Vehicle Value Guide CPI • Want to know what that '55 Chevy you used to have would be worth today'? • Is a late-model Ferrari or Lamborghini on your shopping list? • Interested in sedans from the '40s, cool cars from the '50s or muscle cars of the '60s? • How about exotic cars from AC to Zimmer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the CARS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST VALUE GUIDE is for you. Published bi-monthly by Black Book®, it contains values for collectible, luxury, exotic and highline cars and light trucks from 1946 and on. 91= Don't make a huge miStake! dite "Anything less is a guess,q1,049/€ Call 800-554-1026 today for your FREE sample! Sports Car Market 8/99 2/03 10/02 7/05 58,500 59 000 $7,500 $14,000 56.500 513,000 $8,000 $13,000 $20,000 $19,000 $35,000 575,000 514,500 $21,000 $4 70  135 $150,000  $175,000 4/03 Price Range  -0 40,000 $42,000 for Formula add $1,000 for 455 engine.) 84,230 73,975 1/04


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 Motobilia Carl Bomstead Rare Gas Globes Set New Records When 50 grand is spent for two gas globes in the span of three minutes, you begin to wonder just what is "reasonable" I t was not that many years ago that service stations stood on three, if not all four, corners of each major intersection in almost every town in America. Countless mergers and acquisitions later, there are only a handful of gasoline brands left, and finding a gas station when you really need one can be a slightly more frustrating task today. SERVICE WITH A SMILE And it wasn't too long ago that when you pulled up, attendants in pressed uniforms rushed out to greet you and took care of all the mundane chores involved with keeping your vehicle on the road. Inspectors, called the Sparkle Corps, traveled from station to station, making sure the rest rooms were up to snuff and shaming the station owners whose facilities did not measure up. Maps and other travel services were free for the asking, and there was often a mechanic on duty in case you were having mechanical problems. Good service was a necessity because competition was ruthless and fierce. If you did not take care of your customers, the guy across the street would, and since the service station was A FORMIDABLE COLLECTION This June, the Petroliana Collectors Convention staged its 19th annual gathering in the Columbus, OH, suburb of Dublin, drawing a crowd of several thousand people looking to add to their collections. Thus it was a good place for Aumann Auctions to stage a sale of the collection of Dr. Larry Burch, a Texan whose holdings included a number of pristine and desirable gas globes. Auction: Highlight: Sale Price: Aumann Auctions; Dublin, OH; June 16, 2005 Musgo Gas Pump Globe—Lot 31 $24,200, including 10% buyer's premium an integral part of the community, word of a lack of attention to detail traveled fast. Mass-media advertising was in the distant future, so the gas companies attracted customers' attention with colorful billboards and neon signs, along with appealing graphics on the containers of the various products they offered. ATOP THE PUMP Gas pumps were crowned with a glass globe that announced the brand and grade of gasoline the pump dispensed. Today it is difficult to imagine one of these making it through the night without some vandal having his way with it—all the more reason that gas globes have become one of the most popular gas and oil collectibles. Experts estimate that over 5,000 different brands exist and new examples are being unearthed all the time. The earliest globes, in use from about 1912 to 1932, were one-piece blown glass, with logos and painted graphics etched, baked, or molded onto the globe. With a few exceptions, glass-insert globes were used in the '30s, which consisted of two lenses that were held by snap rings in metal, glass, or plastic bodies or frames. The more common ones were 13.5, 15, or 16.5 inches in diameter. The auction opened to a packed hall on a Thursday afternoon, and the bidding was spirited. About a dozen high-end gas globes were offered, items not for the weak of heart or shallow of pocket. A one-piece Sinclair Aircraft globe with the image of an early airplane swiftly flew to $7,975, setting the stage for what followed. A rare Australian one-piece globe in the shape of the Texaco star seemed like a relative bargain, selling for "only" $6,600. Several other desirable globes were offered and sold for serious money, but the star of the show was a one-piece Texaco chimney-cap globe that sold for an astonishing $28,600. It had a small vent hole in the top with a metal cap to allow fumes to escape. The auction description stated that the paint was in very good condition, but close inspection suggested that was a bit optimistic. Regardless, there is no dispute that this was a record price for a gas globe. The room was still buzzing when the next lot crossed the block, a hand-painted, one-piece Musgo Gasoline globe. This was the brand name for the Muskegon Oil Company, which operated about 100 stations in Michigan between 1927-29. The detailed Indian in the center circle is striking and makes this one of the most coveted of all gas globes. It is estimated that about 70 still exist—an astonishing number, considering that each station probably only had a couple of pumps—but they are rarely offered at public sale. The final price of $24,200, while up there, seemed more reasonable than what was paid for the Texaco globe. But when 50 grand is spent for two gas globes in the span of three minutes, you begin to wonder just what is "reasonable." At this same event two years ago, a collector bought a Musgo globe for about $12,000. After the auction he called his wife and told her he had bought it as an investment, but she had a fit and told him that buying gas globes was not her idea of an investment strategy. He bowed to her demands and sold the globe for a couple hundred dollars profit. Of course, after this one sold for twice what he paid, he was observed in the hotel lobby on his cell phone, talking to someone in a loud and exaggerated manner about investment strategies. • October 2005  99


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Bike Buys Paul Duchene 1985-1986 Honda VF1000R A replacement fairing costs $2,500. Don't ask how I know H onda's V4 racing program of the 1980s had its fair share of hits and misses. In the latter category stood the FWS1000, with which Freddie Spencer and Mike Baldwin dazzled the crowds at Daytona in 1982, en route to Baldwin winning the AMA Formula 1 championship. That bike evolved into the RS850, which was handed to Joey Dunlop for the 1983 Isle of Man races, where he won the Formula One event at record speed, the first of his six straight Fl wins on the island. Capitalizing on such success, Honda took the race bike's distinctive red, white and blue paint scheme to the street with the VF 1000R, offered first in Europe in 1984. Fully faired in fiberglass and carbon fiber, it was impressive in two ways, neither of which would help sales: Its heavy steel frame meant it weighed all of 600 pounds when its 6.1-gallon tank was full, and it cost a whopping $5,698. But it looked the part of a legend, helped in no short measure by the cult-favorite "V-Four Victory" video. Dunlop shot it with a camera mounted on the tank bag as he took a practice lap of the 37-mile Tourist Trophy circuit at the '83 Isle of Man, contributing an unintelligible voiceover ("Thurr's a quk but haarr") in his thick Ulster brogue. Its weight was high, its price was high Honda dealers in the U.S. were excited to get the bike a year after its debut in Europe, but anticipation quickly turned sour. Selling for $2,200 more than Honda's VF750F sport bike, road testers complained about the VF I 000R's weight and wondered if it was worth the extra money. That the bikes had gear-driven camshafts and an improved lubrication system compared to Honda's other notoriously self-destructive V4s didn't keep the VF1000R from becoming a dealership paperweight. In 1986, bad news got worse when the price went up to $6,298, a clear $1,000 more than the new aluminum-framed VFR750F, which was 125 pounds lighter and shared the same engine technology. With fierce competition from Suzuki's &Ming $4,499 GSXR750 and Kawasaki's highly successful Ninja 900, the VF1000R was almost entirely forgotten. In fact, some bikes were "lost" in Honda's Chicago warehouse and not sent to dealers until 1990, when at least the advent of messy "splash graphics" on most contemporary bikes made the VF1000R's striking paint schemes look superior. It's a shame, really, as the big Honda had few peers at its introduction. As a long-distance sport-tourer, a grand routier as the French would say, the VF1000R is wonderful. The engine is smooth and revs freely to 11,000 rpm, with plenty of power and torque. Top speed is a fear-inducing 155 mph. The "bubble" created by its fairing means 100  you'll barely get wet in the rain, so long as you're traveling faster than 30 mph, and the clip-on bars and levers adjust to a wide range of positions. The seat is comfortable and the integrated rear cover hides a reasonable pillion seat. The huge double headlight on the '86 model sheds enough light for triple-digit speeds. VF1000Rs were fitted with TRAC anti-dive forks, quick-release front hubs, fully floating brake discs and clunky Comstar mag wheels, which look like they can be disassembled but have instructions not to attempt it stamped into them. The bike shows its age with tires that are relatively small at 120/80/16 and 140/80/17; this was also the first bike to be fitted with a radial rear tire. The 16-inch front wheel means the bike is inclined to dive into corners, making tire selection important. With such small sizes fitted, tires can go away quickly when traveling at high speeds in high temperatures. The heavy weight and high cost has probably contributed to the VF100OR's high rate of survival, as they're not the sorts of bikes a novice rider will thrash through the twisties for fun on a sunny Sunday, nor are they well suited to the track. Good examples can often be found in the hands of older owners who don't ride much for as little as $2,500. But avoid incomplete or basket-case VF1000Rs, as they are complicated motorcycles — but so was its top speed Perfect VF1000R owner: Can understand Joey Dunlop's commentary on the "V-Four Victory" video Rating (***** is best): Fun to ride: **** Ease of maintenance: **** Appreciation potential: *** Attention getter: *** Years produced: 1985-86 Number produced: 10,000 Original list price: $5,698-$6,298 SCM Valuation: $2,500-$5,000 Tune-up/major service: $385, $585 with valve adjustment and some detail pieces can be difficult to find. The frame number is stamped on the right side of the steering head, the VIN number on the upper right tube and the engine number on the right side of the crankcase. European models have detail paint differences and a taller gas tank with knee indentations. Check for bodywork damage, as a replacement fiberglass fairing costs $2,500. (I know from personal experience. Don't ask.) Engines should be quiet, and even with aftermarket Fl exhausts the V4 sounds smooth. Make sure the carburetion is correctly adjusted, as the carbs sit between the banks of cylinders and are a bear to work on. Little seems to go wrong with these bikes, though they do demand an average-sized rider of aboveaverage experience. Just stay out of town in summer, as stop-and-go traffic will trigger the cooling fan, blowing hot air onto your right leg. One benefit of the VF1000R's massive size is that riders who weren't up to the task have contributed a fair number of wrecks to the parts supply. The nice bikes that remain should be easy to maintain with the detritus of hubris. Engine: 998-«, 122-hp, water-cooled V4 Transmission: 5-speed Weight: 606 lb Colors: red/white/blue Honda made enough of these bikes, and they're still new enough, that they're a far cry from collectible, but a VF1000R is still a great looking bike that's both affordable and rideable. • Sports Car Market


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Keith McCormick presents the 39th Collector Car Show & Auction PALM SPRINGS SATURDAY and SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH & 20TH, 2005 AUCTION OF 350 ANTIQUE, CLASSIC, SPORTS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST AUTOS HELD AT THE -SPA ItEs()" "NO LOCATED AT: REAR OF OUR OFFICE/SHOWROOM 244 N INDIAN CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS LAST SALE WAS 63% SOLD OF ALL CARS ENTERED The McCormick family is once again organizing this auction in their usual friendly and courteous mariner. Ask for Keith, Jason or Desley to answer your questions. Sponsored by b JE 104.7fin THE OLDIES STATION PHONE FOR CONSIGNMENT NUMBERS. ASK FOR ENTRY FORMS, BIDDER APPLICATIONS, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST.. NOW! 760-320-3290 RESERVE YOUR POSITION NOW!  LOCAL HOST HOTEL: We recommend Spa Resort & Casino Telephone: 760-325-1461 or 800-854-1279 www.sparesortcasino.com And mention Auction for special rate of $179 check out these websites: www.palm-springs.org (Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism) www.PalmSprings.USA.com (Palm Springs Desert Resorts) Sponsored by SPA RESORT CASINO ENTRY FEES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY $250. Add $100 for prime time replacement - only 80 cars. No numbers will be reserved without consignment fee being paid in full in advance. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Positions will be filled on first=come first-served basis. To reserve the position you desire, send your check covering the entry fee or phone in your credit card number. You may specify the cars you're entering at a later date. Entry fees are Refundable less $25 handling fee if you notify us in writing 14 days prior to the auction. Color photographs may be included in our exclusive color brochure. We strictly limit the number of positions available in this two-day event of 350 cars. COMMISSION STRUCTURE: FLAT 5% OF SALES PRICE (one of the lowest in the business). WE SOLD OUT OF LOT NUMBERS PREVIOUS SALE SO BOOK EARLY. New Enlarged Event: This event will now include a SHOW & SHINE car show on Saturday the 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trophies. entertainment, parties. food and auto vendors. $20.00 per car. Vendor booths S200.00. Entry forms on web site or call numbers below. Palm Springs Auctions, Inc. (760) 320-3290 244 N, INDIAN CANYON DRIVE PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA 92262 U.S.A Web site - http://www.classic-carauction.com e  c46


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Mystery Photo Answers Everybody said I'd get some tail if I bought a big expensive Mercedes, but this isn't exactly what I was talking about. —William F. Moran, III, Springfield, IL RUNNER UP: This SuperBird re-creation was sold at $98,456 at B-J Scottsdale. Overpriced? Or just correct market value?—Phil Gelso, Woodstock, MD Pilot ticketed for following too closely. Driver ticketed for failure to yield right of way.—Margo Perine, Victor, NY "Oh Lord, won't you fly me a Mercedes-Benz."—Paul Archer, Atlanta, GA "I'm sorry I was so mean, dear, but when you told me you'd been out getting a 'piece of tail,' I simply assumed the worst!"—Jeff Webster, Hartford, CT Mercedes always knew the secret to selling in the United States was to design a trunk large enough to take it all with you for a long weekend.—Sean Cunningham, via e-mail If you drive around town in a nice car, you are sure to find a piece of tail.—Walter Meyer, Eagle, ID "Who said turkeys can't fly?"—Bill Wells, Detroit, MI Kiki, dis is der neu bak ving fer da car. It vill not fail and vill mak der Michelins vork!—Scott Brown, Scottsdale, AZ the quick ride home—luggage and all.—Haig Haleblian, Mears, MI After installing the Hemi in the family sedan, Jesse was willing to try anything to get more downforce and straight-line stability.—Peter Zimmermann, Bakersfield, CA Roy should have been more specific when he told his wife he was going out to get a piece of tail. When he got back home she and the kids were long gone.—David Libby, West Des Moines, IA Try as he might, Bob never could rid his car of the dreaded "aero push."—Tim Wright, Glendale, AZ Putting a tiger in your tank: So passé. Putting some tail in your booty: The new big thing.—John Ratto, Henderson, NV Burt Rutan to Scaled Composite engineers: "Can we get this diesel sub-orbital and back to landing without burning up?"—Patrick J. Harris, Carbondale, IL "Tower. Cessna November Nine Two Sierra Bravo. Can you hear me now?"—Patrick J. Harris, Carbondale, IL November Nine Two Sierra Bravo landed a little short of Runway 6 Left, but got an A for Naturally, the wing creates downforce, but the rudder really helps my steering.—Oliver Cromwell, Bronxville, NY William Moran III is this month's recipient of a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1:18 scale model courtesy of Dave Kinney's USAppraisal for having the most tasteful of the many rather crude, but entertaining in a NASCAR-fan sort of way, 'piece of tail" responses.—ED.• This Month's Mystery Photo Response Deadline: September 25, 2005 Our Photo, Your Caption Be the author of the most accurate, creative or provocative response and receive a sure-to-be-collectible-someday 1/18-scale collector car model, courtesy of USAppraisal. Ties will be arbitrarily and capriciously decided. Fax your response to 503.253.2234; e-mail: mysteryphoto@sportscar-market.com; snail mail: Mystery, P.O. Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292. Please include your name and contact information. Send us your mystery photo! If we use it, you'll get an official "SCM Fright Pig Inspector" cap. Email photos at 300 dpi in JPEG format. 102  Sports Car Market


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Comments With Your Renewal I am so disappointed with old collector cars I quit. Bought a 1965 T-bird landau for $6,400 and put $8,200 in it. Now I want to sell it, and can only get $6,500. I lost $8,100. No good. So I am quitting the hobby; it's worse than the Lotto.—Jose Martinez Mill Valley, CA. We think you picked the wrong car to start with. And besides, did you ever try to drive a Lotto ticket to a cruise-in? Maybe you should consider stamp collecting—ED. Best present you could get in your mailbox on a rainy day. Keep 'em corning.—Kevin Cobley, Mt Vernon, WA Almost procrastinated my way out of one of your stupendous issues.—Nick Hag Quincy, CA It's my favorite publication by far.— David Piel, Columbia, MD A car auction dictionary would be helpful to folks like me who are relatively new. Other than that, it's an excellent magazine—Tom Kozar, Owens Cross Roads, AL Please provide more market coverage on the following automobiles: Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Pantera, and Corvette ZR-1.—Brandon Blexrude, Madison, WI Love the eBay featured articles— nice addition.—J.R. Albright, Tucson, AZ Beats me why I continue to subscribe. I'll never be able to afford the cars. Guess I'm just waiting for my Europa to become collectible enough that I can get back half of what I've put into it. Sell it? No way! It's too much fun to drive.—Mike Ingelido, Colorado Springs, CO. I have fond memories of my twin-cam Europa, and would own another good one in a heartbeat.—ED. Less muscle, more sports car, please.—Timothy Hanson, Geneva, IL The only car mag I still subscribe to.—Ward Pine, Hilo, HI thing.—F H McKenney, Annapolis, MD Enough of the "Muscle Madness." Nobody in their right mind would pay book for some crappy Detroit Iron—Charlie Hanson, Port Townsend, WA. Charlie, if your analysis is correct, we're awash in a sea of wrong-minded people—ED. My 15-year-old son always extracts Wonderful work, don't change a SCM from the mail stack before me and reads it cover to cover! I don't mind—he's getting a great education.—Chris Pascoe, Hillsborough, CA Keith, I use you as an example for my kids of someone who has taken a hobby/ passion and turned it into a successful business.—Richard Ruff, Greenbrae, CA. Richard, sometimes we think we've just been too stubborn to give up when logic dictated that we should have. Thanks for the compliment—ED. Many of the U.K. cars that sell above normal appear to have desirable personalized plates. An article on how plates trade and are valued in the U.K. would be interesting.—Ian Bishop, Upland, CA I am primarily interested in late models in the $20k range with some resistance to further depreciation and perhaps the hope of appreciation.—John Phin, Scottsdale, AZ. Aren? we all, John, aren? we all—ED. Love the magazine. Ignore everyone and keep doing what you're doing.— Brian Hurst, Dallas, TX And thanks to all of you for your thoughtful comments and your renewals.—ED.• @lil-CODAR OLP' ,ff7LZ11 *SUN VALLEY, IDAHO—SEPTEMBER 3 - 4, 2005 Sun Valley Lodge - Labor Day Weekend 250 cars PORTLAND, OREGON OCTOBER 1,2005 — Portland Expo Center 150 cars SPOKANE, WASHINGTON NOVEMBER 5,2005 — Spokane Convention Center 100 cars *ARIZONA IN THE FALL—NOVEMBER 12.13, 2005 Fort McDowell Arizona Auction at the Casino 200 cars TO BUY OR SELL CALL SILVER AUCTIONS AT 1-800-255-4485 www.SilverAuctions.com October 2005 103


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SCM Showcase Gallery Sell Your Car Here! Includes SCM website listing. Showcase Gallery Full-Color Photo Ad Just $44/month ($66 non-subscribers) Text-Only Classified Ad Just $15/month ($25 non-subscribers) 4 ways to submit your ad: Web: Visit sportscarmarket.com/classifieds-post.php to upload your photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only. Secure online Visa/MC payments. E-mail: Send photo (300 dpi jpg) and text, or text only, to scmadvert@sportscarmarket.com . We will call for your VISA/MC. Fax: Attention Showcase, to 503.253.2234 with VISA/MC. Snailmail: Showcase, PO Box 16130, Portland, OR 97292, with VISA/MC or check. 25 words max, subject to editing. Deadline: 1st of each month, one month prior to publication. Advertisers assume all liability for the content of their advertisements. The publisher of Sports Cal Market Magazine is not responsible for any omissions, erroneous, false and/or misleading statements of its advertisers. ENGLISH 1932 Alvis Speed 20 SA are as original. Right hand drive. The brakes are C-type drums all around. All electrics, instruments, switches, and interior equipment are correct C - One of 361 left drives made. Exqusite and complete restoration with all amtching numbers. Warwick Gray with cherry Conolly leather. Everything rebuilt or replaced. $125,000 firm. 480.951.0777, www. docsjags.com . (AZ) type. The wheels are 16" wires with Dunlop racing tires. The ear is a joy to drive and very fast. Experience period (-type driving for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Trades? 630.655.3535. See photos at www.continertalautuspurts.com . (IL) Jaguar C Excellent example of this most sporting marque, Cross & Ellis bodied. Fully restored by Red Triangle. Perfect for any weekend jaunt or long distance tour. 5145,000/Offers. 510.653.7555, www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) 1937 Jaguar SS 100(3 1/2 liter) Factory built by Proteus. All alloy, dual r SUs, stainless exhaust, 4-speed overdrive, 5,300 miles. 8 am/5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1953 Jaguar XK 120 M (S) Coupe Red fixed-head coupe. One of only a few made. International concours winner. $92,500 (two available, the other in British Racing Green and also RHO). Matching numbers. 805.568.1934, wwwdocsjags.com, world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) One of 181 made. Prewar in silver with maroon hides. Restored beautifully and has the authentic front and rear lights and gauges. POA. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1938 Rolls Royce Phantom III ■isommim _ Heritage Certificate. Matching numbers. Sold new in California by Charles Hornburg. Engine, transmission, brakes rebuilt at 60,000 miles (now 63,000). Restored body and new wiring. New upholstery. Wire wheels, SS exhaust. Bam-5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 OTS Fully equipped, two owners from new and, simply put, the finest original example we have ever seen. 805.568.1934, www.charlescrail.com . (CA) 1960 Jaguar 3.8 litre S RHD Completely restored. First place winner at JCNA scoring a 99.92. All numbers match. 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www.dassicshowcase.com . (CA) 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Exceptional example, full nut and bolt restoration. Engine built to 285 hp. Completely detailed: engine compartment, underside, and trunk. Must see and drive. Buy the car for the cost of the restoration. 630.655.3535. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . (IL) 1968 Jaguar Series 1-1/2 1959 Rolls-Royce SC IL WB Professional and comprehensive restoration done by Classic Showcase. This vehicle is a first place Concours winner in better than new condition. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com .(CA) 1963 Jaguar XKE Series I OTS no-expense-spared restoration just completed to totally original standards ; better than factory new. $165,000 firm. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1959 Jaguar XX 150 All-aluminum recreation. Authentic to the screw. New Zealand manufactured. 480.951.0777, www. docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1963 MG B Roadster Don't miss this opportunity to own this very early collectable E-Type. Restoration candidate.. can restore for you or sell as is. All numbers match. 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Sedanca De Ville by Arthur Mulliner #3CP102. Special ordered as London show car. This car has many extras: polished engine working teapot, typewriter, vacuum, walking cane, umbrella, desk, luggage rack and more. Mint original condition and full history. 805.568.1934, www.charlescrail. rum. (CA) 1952 Jaguar C-Type Pastel green with green leather. A beautiful, accurate recreation with a factory spec. tube frame and an aluminum body. Only 3,200 miles since construction. The engine is a 1952 XK120 with a C-type alloy sump and extensive modifications: 3.8 liter displacement, 0-type cams, big valves, ported, polished, sand cast SUs, C-type exhaust manifold and lightweight flywheel. The engine runs smoothly, revs enthusiastically and makes more power than you will ever need. The gear-box is a Moss 4-speed. The rear axle is the correct trailing arm with a Panhard rod, LSD and transverse torsion bar. The front suspension and steering rack 104 1961 Jaguar XK-150 DHC Covered with light bonnet in opalescent silver blue with beige hides. Amateur restoration, but very reliable example. Matching numbers. Priced to sell at $37,500. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com , world's largest Jaguar Web site. (AZ) 1968 Jaguar XKE Show Race Car From the British "D' and XKSS Specialist. All alloy-3 DCOE Webers, Lynx manifolds, pin lock Dunlop wheels, Dunlop racing tires, I.R.S., blue/ black, 5,900 miles. 8 am/5 pm EST, Mon.-Fri., 419.529.6100 Ext. 7127. (OH) 1956 Jaguar XI( 140 Drophead Coupe Very nice original OK 150 DHC, numbers matching, well cared for and kept in original condition. This vehicle has a very nice patina. 760.758.6100, Fax 760.758.0600, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) 1963 Jaguar D-type Too much to list here. Finest of everything. Highly modified. Race and show ready. Metallic dark blue with biscuit interior. $101,000. 480.951.0777, www. docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) 1972 Jaguar VI2 XKE Arguably the best in the world in our opinion, all amenities including matching numbers and a 4-op with air conditioning in silver, red hides and the high-hp motor. Matching numbers. Fully restored with moderate miles. 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SCM Showcase Gallery 1972 Jaguar V-12 RE 1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster with unique factory gullwing hardtop. Serviced by 300SL specialists and ready to tour. $375,000. Alex 978.887.6644. See www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) 1963 Mercedes European 300SL Roadster Silver with red hides. Rare 300 hp model with small Euro bumpers. Difficult to find in this year and color combination. Four speed, wire wheels and air-conditioned. 480.951.0777, www.docsjags.com . World's largest Jaguar website. (AZ) FRENCH 1972 Citroen SM Not running, was running, will run. Five speed, 45k, in West Virginia. James Brady, 304.269.1572. usafranceauto@aol.com . (WV) 1937 Bugatti T57 Stelvio S/N 57440. Excellent older restoration. Previously owned by Bugatti expert and author Hugh Conway. Runs and drives well. 510.653.7555, www.fontasyjunction.com . (CA) GERMAN 1957 Mercedes 30051. Roadster Showroom throughout. 3.0 engine, all steel slant conversion. No detail left out Factory tail, new everything. Red, new black int., sunroof, 1 of a kind.714.751.2464. (CA) 1989 Porsche 930S Factory Slantriose Turbo Cabriolet Brilliant silver with Charcoal leather interior. Fully equipped including: Keyless go, Active ventilated seats, On-Command navigation/cell phone, Zenon lamps, rear shade, etc. Canepa Design upgrades include: electronic lowered suspension system, custom machined 19" wheel with low-profile tires, and monochromatic paint finishes. Canepa Design, 831.423.5704, www.canepa.com (CA) ITALIAN 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider High quality restoration. No rust. Full mechanical rebuild. Drives as it should. 630.655.3535. See photos on www.continentalautosports.com . (IL) 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint 17,000 original miles. Special order paint. Silk grey leather interior. Window sticker. Perfect condition. 1 of 27. 602.852.5445 (CT) Public Auction FAMOUS HOT RODS & COLLECTOR CARS '25 Ford T-track roadster w/Ford Indy cammer engine "Golden Star" • '32 Ford steel body w/Ardun heads • '29 Model A Hi-boy roadster • '32 Ford steel body full fender 2-door sedan • '40 "ALL ORIGINAL" Ford coupe • Dozens of collector cars & trucks, trailers, motor home, auto restoration machinery, engines & 1000s of collector parts & items All built by 3 time Oakland Roadster Show winner Ermie lmmerso no minimum bid • everything must sell S/N 51149, 5-speed, Sera Blue/full tan leather, 25,000 miles, EPA/DEO, recent major service plus clutch, new exhaust, updated cooling, dual air, discreetly modified to accommodate drivers of 6'6" +, books, tools, cover, all records from new and much more. Call George Lampus, 503.222.2248. glampus@goreig.com . (OR) AMERICAN 1988 Chevrolet Beretta GTU Exemplary example of classic 308, beautiful condition reflects low 10,176 mi, low-boost turbo when new, cam belts recently done. Green Bay. $32,900k firm. 920.337.4696, bill@daisdesign.com . (WI) 1987 Ferrari 400i European roadster. Age dictates the release for sale #3236. 2nd owner. Both tops, Dare luggage. Extensive mechanical & cosmetics completed. 928.468.6212. (AZ) 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Look Twin turbo, 550 hp w/ "Fabspeed" stainless exhaust system. Special order factory options include: $4,900 black full leather interior, silver aluminum accent trim, and 3 spoke leather steering wheel. 'PERFECT" as new condition! 1.2k miles. Canepa Design, 831.423.5704, www.canepecom. (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Mercedes Bern E55 AMG 2002 Porsche GT2 Incredibly original. Engine rebuilt at 119k, currently 139k. White/blue. Second owner, all records. 707.568.3378. (CA) 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto Vintage Racer One race since completed. Everything fresh and new. Strong 1750, 45's, Sperry head, Spruell headers, close ratio, cell, fire system, 7x14 Ponasports, transponder, trailer available. 503.658.6547, ssmoss@comcast.net. (OR) 1974 Ferrari Daytona One of the last Ferrari Daytonas, registered 6/74, beautiful Fly Yellow, never restored, Maronello Service only, 60,000 miles from new only, powerful European model, just superb. jack@europeanclassics.com . 310.927.3193. (CA) 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi Valuations • Al/Ci1011, • AC(11.1 ■SItICHIS braun www.braunco.com 106 Sat. Oct. 29th 10:00 A.M. Rancho Dominguez (Metro Los Angeles) 310-798-3123 x100 This is a brand-new 1988 with only 568 original owner miles. Stored in a climate-controlled garage since day one. Extremely rare GTU edition. Probably the lowest-mileage GTU in the world. 419.368.3690, pelasky@brite.net. (OH) Sports Car Market


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1997 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible Black with black top. Tan leather interior. All original 35,000 miles. Excellent condition. #161 of a build of 3,088. edlynd@san.rr.com . (CA) 2000 Viper GTS-R crtp S/N C31. Oreca team car. 1st in class wins 2000 Sebring, LeMans and many other races. AMLS championship. Race ready. www.fantasyjunction. corn. 510.653.7555. (CA) 2005 Canepa Design Escalade ESV New "Show Truck". Limited Edition model with every conceivable option including 500 hp supercharged engine. Canepa Design upgrades include: Brake system, Suspension, Center aisle captain chairs w/ 6" extended leg room, four 9" monitors and one 7" monitor in visor w/ DVD and wireless headphones, birdseye veneering, and Canepa Design Customized Exterior Details, etc. Canepa Design, www.canepa.com . 831.423.5704. (a) WANTED 1953-1962 Corvettes 1953 to 1962 Corvette project cars, barn cars, basket cases, parts inventories. $1,000 finder's fee paid! Fair prices paid. Contact Jay, 512.799.8088, e-mail jays1953vette@yahoo.com . (TX) 1953-1972 Corvettes A premium will be paid for 1953 to 1972 Corvettes with NCRS or Bloomington Gold certification, serious. ProTeam, Box 606, Napoleon, OH 43545-0606. 888.592.5062, 419.592.5086. Fax, 419.592.4242. proteamcorvette.com , www.corvetteswanted.com . (OH). gar.. %laws  --..1.111111111111111.11‘1, GRAN PRIX COMPLETE RESOURCE I for the WORLD'S FINEST CARS cr. "17 r•-■ CO) CZ1 r•-• r-rr, cm. CZ) ■Z:/ AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR JEANRICHARD October 2005 107 ITIMElfririgirp r • rffilM11141ETA 8 11 ' AN ! 3137811/1 : 1 :1 11 S93M • WERHUMS , •


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Resource Directory  Advertise in the SCM Resource Directory. Call 877.219.2605 x204 for information, e-mail: scmadvert@sportscarmarket coin. AUCTION COMPANIES Artcurial-Briest-PoulainLe Fur. +33.1.42992020, fax +33.1.42992021. Maison de vente aux encheres, 7, Rond-Point des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris. artcurial@auction.fr. wvvw.artcurial .com. (FR) Barrett-Jackson Auction. 480.421.6694, fax 480.421.6697. 3020 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. info@barrett-jackson.com . www.barrett-jacicson.com . (AZ) Bonhams & Butterfields. 415.391.4000, fax 415.391.4040. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103. www.butterfields.com . (CA) Bonhams. +44.207.228.8000, fax +44.207.585.0830. Montpelier St., Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. www.bonhams.com. (UK) Branson Collector Car Auction. 800.335.3063, Jim Cox, fax 417.336.5616, 1316W. Hwy. 76, Suite 199, Branson, MO, 65616. www.bransonauction.com . (MO) Christie's. 310.385.2600, fax 310.385.0246. 360 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. www .christies.com. (CA) Gooding & Company. 310.899.1960, fax 310.899.0930. Auctions and brokerage of fine automobiles. 1528 6th Street, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401. www. goodingco .com. (CA) Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers. 815.568.8888, fax 815.568.6615, 950 Greenlee St., Marengo, IL 60015. www.mectunauction.com. Auctions: Orlando, Kansas City, Rockford, St. Paul, Bloomington Gold, Columbus, Des Moines, Carlisle, and Chicago. Nobody sells more muscle than Mecum. (IL) eBay Motors. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Visit the "Services" section on www.ebaymotors.com for more details. Kensington Motor Group, Inc. 631.537.1868, fax 631.537.2641. P.O. Box 2277, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. Kenmotor@aol.com. (NY) Palm Springs Auctions Inc. Keith McCormick, 760.320.3290, fax 760.323.7031. 244 N. Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262. www.classic-carauction.com . (CA) FtM Auctions, Inc. 800.211.4371, fax 519.351.1337 One Classic Car Dr., Blenheim, Ont. NOP 1AO. www.rmauctions.com. (CAN) Russo and Steele. 480.517.4005, fax 480.517.9112. 4117 N. 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016. russoandsteele@qwestmet, www.russoandsteele.com . (AZ) Santiago Collector Car Auctions. 800.994.2816, fax 405.475.5079. 501 E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Rocky: rockydb5@sbcglobal .net. (OK) Silver Auctions. 800.255.4485, 2020 N. Monroe, Spokane, WA 99205. silver@silverauctions.com; www.silverauctions.com. (WA) APPRAISALS Auto Appraisal Group. 800.848.2886. Over 60 offices located nationwide. Prepurchase inspection service, insurance matters, charitable donations, resale values, estates, expert witness testimony. Onsite inspections. Certified, confidential, prompt, professional. "Not just one man's opinion of value." See Web site for locations and service descriptions. www.autoappraisal.com . (VA) Charles W. Clarke Automotive Consultants/Appraisers. 860.658.2714. Hartford, Connecticut area based, travel available, 40-plus years automotive experience, capability to deal with most any situation. Visit www.collectorcarappraisal.com for details. (CT) Dave Brownell's Vintage Auto Appraisals. 802.362.4719, fax 802.362.3007. 25-plus years experience nationwide and internationally. Single cars or entire collections. Brass cars to contemporary supercars. Complete services from pre-purchase to insurance, donation, estate, expert witness. davidbrownell@adelphia .net. (VT) USAppraisal. 703.759.9100. Over 25 years experience with collector automobiles, available nationwide. David H. Kinney, ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers). dhkinney@usappraisal. com; www.usappraisal.com . (VA) Robert DeMars Ltd Auto Appraisers/Historians. 561.832.0171. Buyer beware. "Now market" expert market information for an intelligent decision/investment. "World's bestknown auto appraisers." Call for fast consultation/briefing ($95-$295 fee) or worldwide inspection/diagnosis ($395-$2,095 fee). Not the least expensive — the best. www.robertdemarsltd.com . (FL) INSPECTIONS AUTOMOBILIA Campbell Levy Designs LLC. 303-762-7936, fax: 303-762-7937. Custom lamp designer and builder since 1974, specializing in crankshaft lamps with exotic wood, select hardwood or granite base. Hand polished or nickel plated. Your treasured crankshaft or one of ours. Proud to be a Colorado company. www.campbelllevydesigns.com.(CO) Hamann Classic Cars. (203) 918-8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Mille Migliaeligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www.hamannclassiccars.com (CT) Jonathan Kendall LLC. 410.991.2288 Automotive-inspired gifts, handbags, and accessories. Jonathan highlights designs in unique, handcrafted art, fashion, and installations for the collector and the enthusiast. Give the gift of Art+Fashion+Design and enjoy the passion of the automobile together. www.jonathankendall.com. (MD) Spyder Enterprises. 831.659.5335, fax 831.659.5335. Since 1980, providing serious collectors with the finest selection of authentic, original vintage posters, pre-war thru mid-1960s; mainly focused on Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes, and racing. Producer of "Automobilia Monterey" August 16-17, 2005. 38page list of memorabilia available. singer356@aol.com or www.vintageautoposters.com. (CA) BUY/SELL/GENERAL Auto Collectors Garage, Inc. 713.541.2281, fax 713.541.2286. 9848 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074. For the best in interesting cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. We restore, buy, sell, service, appraise, locate, and inspect all makes and models. Serving the collector car field since 1979. Colin's Classic Automobiles, 414.964.3747. World-renowned for selling only the best investment-grade sports and muscle cars. Low volume, highest quality, easy to work with. Let Colin's experience in collecting, restoring, racing, evaluating, and showing cars work for you. Buy, sell, trade, restore. www.colinsclassicauto.com . (WI) Craig Brody Investment Motorcars. 954.646.8819. We buy, sell, trade and consign only the highest-end original cars for the most demanding collectors. Visit our new showroom in Ft. Lauderdale; call ahead for a personal appointment to see the coolest selection of collector cars in the Southeast. www.investementmotorcars.net . (FL) Dragone Classics. 203.335.4645. 1797 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604. For 50+ years, the Dragone family has collected, sold, and revived the world's greatest cars, including many at Pebble Beach. Museums and collections depend on Dragone's knowledge, authenticity, and integrity. 60+ car inventory; manny@dragoneclassics.com , david@dragoneclassics.com ; www.dragoneclassics.com . (CT) eBay Motors. Everyday drivers, collector cars, auto parts and accessories, motorcycles and automobilia. List your car for sale for only $40 and pay $40 more when it sells. Every vehicle transaction is covered by $20,000 in free insurance. www.ebaymotors.com . 'When you need the job done right' Automobile Inspections LLC. 860.456.4048. "When you need the job done right." The nation's premier provider of pre-purchase inspections on classic, exotic and specialty cars of any year, anywhere in the USA or Canada. Fast 72-hour turnaround! Hartford, CT, USA. www .automobileinspections.com . (CT) 108  www.autocollectorsgarage.com . (TX) Blackhawk Collection. 925.736.3444, fax 925.736.4375. Purveyors of rolling art. The Blackhawk Collection is one of the world's foremost companies specializing in the acquisition and sale of both American and European classic, coachbuilt, and one-of-a-kind automobiles. www .blacichawkcollection.com. (CA) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Offering a fine selection of classic European vehicles and a world-classic restoration facility with two indoor showrooms in one 40,000-sq-ft building. Servicing the collector with over 30 years experience in buying, restoring, and selling. Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Fantasy Junction. 510.653.7555, fax 510.653.9754. 1145 Park Ave., Emeryville, CA 94608. Specializing in European collectible autos and racing cars from the 1920s to the 1970s, with over 50 cars in stock. Bruce Trenery has over 25 years experience in this business, based in the East Bay area. sales@fantasy-junction.com , www.fantasyjunction.com . (CA) Grand Prix Classics. 858.459.3500, fax 858.459.3512. 7456 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037. Specialize in the buying, selling, trading and consignment of historic sports and racing cars. Been in business for 25 years and maintain an inventory of 15 to 20 historic cars. www.grandprix-classics.com ; info@grandprixclassics.com . (CA) Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com . (MO) Sports Car Market


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VIR Gallery. 336.210.5508. Quality vintage street and race cars for sale. Located at Virginia International Raceway. Please contact Randall Yow, 1245 Pine Tree Rd., Alton, Virginia, 24520. ryow@virclub.com , www.virgallery.com. (VA) CLASSIC CAR TRANSPORT Concours Transport Systems. 702.361.1928, 253.973.3987, fax 702.269.0382. Enclosed auto transport nationwide. Liftgate loading, experienced personnel. Classic and exotic cars. Special events. Fully insured. All major credit cards accepted. Fred Koller, owner. fredkoller @concourstransport.com , www.concourstransport.com . (WA) Cosdel International. 415.777.2000, fax 415.543.5112. Now in its 46th year of international transport. Complete service, including import/export, customs clearances, DOT and EPA, air/ocean, loading and unloading of containers. Contact Martin Button: info@cosdel.com . www.cosdel.com . (CA) FedEx Custom Critical Passport Auto Transport. 800.325.4267, fax 314.878.7295. Fully enclosed transport from the industry originator. Specializing in events, including Pebble Beach, the Colorado Grand, and Barrett-Jackson. Litigates for safe loading and winches for inoperable www.passporttransport.com . (MO) Intercity Lines, Inc. 800.221.3936, fax 413.436.9422. Rapid, hassle-free, coast-to-coast service. Insured, enclosed transport for your valuable car at affordable prices. State-of-the-art satellite transport tracking. Complete service for vintage races, auctions, relocations. www.intercitylines.com. (MA) vehicles. Inquire about ultra-expedited three- COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING JJ. Best Banc & Company. 800. USA.1965, fax 508.991.8329. The largest national leader on Antique, Classic, Exotic, Rod and Sports Cars with low rates starting at 4.99% and long terms. Call, fax or e-mail your application today for quick 10-minute approval. Dealer inquiries welcome. wwwjjbest.com. (MA) Morris & Welford, LLC. 203.222.3861 or 203.722.3333 (Miles Morris), 949.260.1636 or October 2005  day coast-to-coast service. Paul Russell and Company. 978.768.6919. Contact Alex Finigan for the acquisition or sale of great classic European sports, touring, and racing models from the prewar era through the 1960s. Our experienced body, metal, upholstery, and mechanical craftsmen offer restoration, preservation, and maintenance services. www.paulrussell.com. (MA) Proteam Corvette. 888.592.5086, fax 419.592.4242. Over 150 Corvettes 1953-2003; also Corvettes wanted. Free catalog. www.proteamcorvette. corn; proteam@proteamcorvette.com . (OH) 949.500.0585 (Malcolm Welford), fax 203.222.4992 or 949.955.3848. Specialist car consultants and highend brokerage for important historic cars such as Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Duesenberg, Bugatti, and more. Offices on East and West Coasts. www.morrisandwelford.com. (CT) COLLECTOR CAR INSURANCE Aon Collector Car Insurance. 877.765.7790. We've protected collector cars for nearly 40 years. Our insurance packages provide more coverage for less money than is available through standard carders. Substantially lower costs, with minimal usage restrictions, unlimited mileage, in-house claim handling, and online quoting and application. www.aon-collectorcar.com . Hagerty Collector Car Insurance. 800.922.4050. Collector cars aren't like their late-model counterparts. These classics actually appreciate in value so standard market policies that cost significantly more won't do the job. We'll agree on a fair value and cover you for the full amount. No prorated claims, no hassles, no games. www.hagerty.com. (MI) J.C. Taylor Agencies. 800.345.8290. Antique, classic, muscle or modified- J.C. Taylor will provide dependable, dynamic, affordable protection for your collector vehicle. Agreed value coverage in the continental U.S., even Alaska. Drive through time with peace of mind with J.C. Taylor. Parish Heacock Classic Car Insurance. 800.678.5173. We understand the passion and needs of the classic car owner; agreed value, one liability charge, 24-hour claim service and paying by credit card. We provide classic car insurance at rates people can afford! Instant quotes at www.parishheacock.com . (FL) COLLECTOR CAR LEASING Premier Financial Services. 203.267.7700, fax 203.267.7773. With over 20 years of experience specializing in exotic, classic and vintage autos, our Lease Purchase plan is ideal for those who wish to own their vehicle at the end of the term as well as those who like to change cars frequently. Our Simple Interest Early Termination plan allows you the flexibility of financing with the tax advantages of leasing. www .premierfinancialservices.com . (CT) Putnam Leasing. 866.905.3273, Never get in a car with strangers. Custom-tailored, lease-to-own financing for your dream car. Easy, fast, and dependable. Exclusive leasing agent for Barrett-Jackson, Cavallino, and Ferrari Club of America 2004 International Meet. www.putnamleasing.com. (CT) RESTORATION — GENERAL Guy's Interior Restorations. 503.224.8657, fax 503.223.6953. The Healey Werks 800.251.2113, 712.944.4900, fax 712.944-4940, Lawton, IA. Premier automobile restoration company specializing in exotic, European and classic cars. Complete structural and body reconstruction, upholstery, worldclass paint/refinishing, engineering, prototyping and mechanical services. Transport and logistical services available. www.healeywerks.com . (IA) .COM signature edition MosesLudel.Com, LLC. 775.463.5965. 1932-71 classic car, truck and muscle car authority, Moses Ludel brings 38 years of mechanical expertise to restorers and collectors: blueprint engine, axle and transmission rebuilding, including early automatics; restorative "factory" tuning and muscle car race-prepping. www.mosesludel.com. (NV) Award-winning interior restoration. Leather dyeing and color matching. 431 NW 9th, Portland, OR 97209. (OR) www.vintageracingservices.com. (CT) VINTAGE EVENTS support at events throughout North America; in Europe and South America by arrangement. Historic Rally Support. Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival. 863.683.1540. October 14-16. The Lake Mirror Classic is held in restored Lake Mirror Park and downtown Lakeland. Begins Friday evening with the Hot Rod Rendezvous; Saturday enjoy over 500 classic cars in Downtown Lakeland and Lake Mirror. For more information about this FREE event or to pre-register visit www.lakemirrorclassic.com . (FL) The Carolina Trophy. 704351.2087, fax 425.663.6464. The American vintage road rallye in the grand European tradition. Five days and over 800 miles through the breathtaking Blue Ridge mountains, based out of Asheville, North Carolina. September, 2005. Open to 1973 and earlier motorcars. Apply early, as space is limited. www.carolinatrophy.com . (NC) ENGLISH Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. wvvw.hymanitd.com. (MO) AC Performance Restoration. 440.968.3655, 17444 US Rt. 6, Montville, OH 44064. Award-winning paint/body restoration—sports, muscle,vintage. 8 years in business, newly built shop. A short drive from Cleveland or Pittsburgh, 5 hours from Detroit. We finish your projects! Photos/info: supercharged@alltel .net. (OH) Vantaaj Restoration & Repair. 866.440.0334, toll-free USA, 303.440.0334 in Colorado. A few dedicated enthusiasts, focused on repairing or restoring one or two cars at a time. We understand they are not mere automobiles; they are family. Please join our family. We are not for everyone—we are for you. www.vantaaj.com. (CO) SPORTS AND COMPETITION " Ii&tage Rattier Seit&p.o.4 Zre. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Vintage race car restoration, preparation and race track ■42%7/ AC Owner's Club Limited. 503.6433225, fax 503.646.4009. US Registrar: Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 972254615 USA. The world's largest organization of AC owners and enthusiasts. AC ownership not required. Monthly magazine. (OR) JWF Restorations, Inc. 503.6433225, fax 503.646.4009. Jim Feldman, 11955 SW Faircrest St., Portland, OR 97225-4615 USA. AC restoration specialist. 35 years experience. Partial to full restorations done to street or concours standards. (OR) Austin-Healey Aust n-Healey Club USA. 888.4A1-ICUSA, fax 503.528.0533. 8002 NE Hwy 99, Ste B PMB 424, Vancouver, WA 98665-8813. Oldest national Austin-Healey club and factory club heritage. Members receive Austin-Healey Magazine, Resource Book, calendar, tech assistance, book discount. Annual dues still just $35. www.healey.org. 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Resource Directory  USA. New and pre-owned Aston Martins are our specialty. Please contact us when buying, selling or restoring. www.astonmartin-lotus.com. (MA) WWICAUTOMOTIVEMSFURATIONS,COM Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. vvwvv.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Autosport Designs Inc. 631.425.1555. The largest independent Aston Martin sales, service, restoration facility in the U.S.; everything under one roof. All models welcome. Large selection of parts for all Astons. Also specializing in Ferrari, Porsche, and other exotics. Tom Papadopoulos, Scott Rumbold. www.autosport-designs.com. (NY) Kevin Kay Restorations. 530.241.8337. 1530 Charles Drive, Redding, CA 96003. 6-Cylinder Aston Martin DBs our specialty, from DB2 through DB6. All Astons welcome, along with other 1950s and 1960s British and European sports and classics. We do it all, from engine overhaul to show-winning paintwork. We buy Astons. WWW,AUTOMOTIVEKESTORATIONS.COM Rolls-Royce/Bentley ,71171,•5 Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Hageman Motorcars. 206.954.1961, fax 425.287.0660. P.O. Box 554, Kirkland, WA 98033. Prewar European autos, Bentley and Rolls-Royce, specializing in vintage Bentleys. www.hagemanmotorcars .com. (WA) ALFA ROMEO Ports ww‘v.kevinkayrestorations.net . (CA) Rocky Santiago. 405.843.6117, fax 405.475.5079. E Britton Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Specializing in Aston Martins, all years, all conditions. Buy/sell/consign. If you are buying or selling, please call. Also have Healeys, MGs, Triumphs, etc. (OK) Jaguar 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com , www.classicshowcase.com. (CA) Jaguar Clubs of North America. 888.CLUBJAG, JCNA, 1000 Glenbrook Road, Anchorage, KY 40223. The primary organization of Jaguar enthusiasts in the US and Canada. 52 local clubs provide social and other activities. JCNA sponsors championships in concottrs, rally, slalom. Members receive bi-monthly Jaguar Journal magazine. www.jcna.com . (KY) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax Centerline Alfa Parts. 888.750. ALFA (2532). Call for free catalog. New and used parts, accessories, restoration, modification, and information for Giulietta through 164. We know the cars and we have the parts. Visit www.centerlinealfa.com for frequent updates on new items. (CO) International Auto Parts. 800.788.4435, 434.973.0555, fax 434.973.2368. Est. 1971. Over 90,000 Alfa/Fiat/Lancia parts, 1956 to present, in stock, ready to ship. Fast, knowledgeable service and same-day shipping! Free 76-page catalog. 1.vww.international-auto.com . (VA) Portland, OR 97209. More than two decades of helping Alfa, Ferrari, and Lamborghini owners keep their cars on the road while not emptying their bank accounts. Other Italian cars serviced as well. (OR) Nasko's Imports. 503.771.1472, 5409 SE Francis, Portland, OR 97206. Alfas, BMWs and Mercedes our speciality. Oldest Alfa repair facility in Oregon. Ask about our used sports cars for sale. Fast work, fair prices. (OR) FERRARI/MASERATI/LAMBORGHINI • WWILAUTOMOTIVEKESTORATIONS.COM KL9 Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARUVRS), 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com , www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Carozzeria Granturismo Milano (Italy). +39.93909285-6, fax +39.02.93908420. Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. Structural chassis restoration, body restoration, and manufacturing of aluminum and steel body trim and panels. We bring automobiles to exacting original specifications. Highclass paint jobs; one-off prototype manufacturing. info@gtmilano.it . Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax one you are looking at. www.ferraris-online.com . (CA) Randy Simon. 310.274.7440, fax 310.274.9809, simonrandy@aolcom. I constantly collect and sell all Ferraris, Maseratis and Lamborghinis. If I don't have what you seek, I can usually find it for you (at low prices). Please, call anytime for straight advice on the market. Finder's fee gladly paid. (CA) Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. 800.547.4455, 503.255.7560. Service and parts, 800.944.6483, 503.257.9655. 203 NE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230. America's oldest and most dedicated Ferrari dealer. New and used exotic cars. Also, huge parts department with fast, fast service. wwvv.rtgt.com . (OR) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals. corn for complete listing. (TX) Symbolic Motor Car Company. 858.454.1800. As the world's premier dealer of exotic, collectible, racing and touring automobiles, our highly trained staff have the experience to get you into some of the finest automobiles in the world. Visit us at www.symbolicmotors.com. (CA) GERMAN Mercedes-Benz Jon Norman's Alfa Parts. 510.525.9435, fax 510.524.3636. Large selection of parts from 1900 series to Milano. Efficient, personal service. 1221 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. (CA) Performance Motoring Associates. 831.338.9703, fax 831.338.2031. 12895 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006. Over 20 Alfa Romeos in stock, ready for your custom restoration. Specialists in vintage race car preparation for over 20 years. Sebring suspensions and lightweight body panels for 750, 101, and 105 series Sprints, Spiders, and GTVs. alleake@aolcom. www .alfaromeorestorations.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, fax 713.849.2401. THE US source for original, complete seats and covers, bulk upholstery materials, original rubber mats and gaskets, original European taillights, headlights, grilles, windshields. Visit www.reoriginals. com for complete listing. (TX) Repairs/Restoration Dan Sommers's Veloce Motors. 503.274.0064. 1425 NW Flanders, 110  760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, www.classicshowcase.com . (CA) Family Classic Cars. 949.496.3000, 949.488.0523 fax. Family Classic Cars specializes in highly rare and valuable vintage Ferraris, fine European cars, classics, hot rods, muscle cars, and modern exotics. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Family Classic Cars is all about selling dreams and investments. sales@familyclassiccars.com , www.familyclassiccars.com . Hamann Classic Cars. 203.918.8300. Specializing in mostly European vintage race and sports cars, especially classic Ferraris of the '50s and '60s as well as Mille Migliaeligible sports cars. Always looking to buy fabulous classic cars. www.hamannclassiccars.com. (CT) Michael Sheehan. 949.646.6086, fax 949.646.6978. Always looking for cars to buy, from rare one-offs to serial production ordinaries. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus. Buyers, let me use my 20,000-car database to help you find a car, or verify the history of Alex Dearborn. 978.887.6644, fax 978.887.3889. Topsfield, MA. Buying, selling and trading vintage Mercedes. Specializing in 300SLs. Large database of older MBs. www.dearbornauto.com . (MA) WWW,AUTOMOTIVEKESTORATIONS,COM „ ( tzgr•s Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARI.VRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) Classic Showcase. 760.758.6199, sales 760.758.6100, fax 760.758.0600. Full-service restorations. Creating show winners in a world-classic restoration facility. Specializing in European classics. Superb fit; attention to detail; great craftsmanship. "Where great cars achieve perfection." Located in San Diego County. sales@classicshowcase.com, wvvw.classicshowcase.com . 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Coupes and roadsters. Member benefits include: twelve monthly magazines per year plus a national convention that rotates its location around the country. gestep3457@aol.com . (CA) Porsche 73rs.com. 310.927.3193. Specializing exclusively in early classic Porsche 911 motor cars, 1965-1973. Over 35 years experience in buying and selling only the finest 911s. Cars actively purchased for top money. jack@73rs.com . (CA) Re-Originals. 713.849.2400, Sicurvetro windshields for Porsche 356. Speedster bucket seats, driving seats for all models. www.reoriginals.com. (TX) Automotive Restorations, Inc. Vintage Racing Services, Inc. (ARLVRS). 203.377.6745, fax 203.386.0486, 1785 Barnum Ave., Stratford, CT 06614. Classic, special interest and race cars. Sales, restoration and transportation. www.vintageracingservices.com, www.automotiverestorations.com . (CT) AMERICAN Hyman Ltd. 314.524.6000. One of the largest dealers of quality collector cars in the US with over 100 cars in stock. We act as principal in the acquisition of collector cars and are aggressive buyers for complete collections. Our specialties include European sports cars and full classics. www.hymanitd.com. (MO) BMW WWW.AIFIDMOTIVEKESTORATIONS.COM Shelby Shelby American Automobile Club. 860.364.0449, fax 860.364.0769. P.O. Box 788, Sharon, CT 06069. Over 5,000 members, 50 Regions throughout the world. Dedicated to the care and preservation of the cars that Carroll Shelby produced. Two national conventions a year, semi-annual magazine, bi-monthly newsletter as well as a registry. (CT) PARTS AND ACCESSORIES ■ wx Greatwest Lubricants. 888.838.6308. Authorized dealer for premium Amsoil synthetic lubrication and filtration products. Protect your investment with the finest lubrication products available and benefit from lower operating costs and extended oil change intervals. All products can ordered online and shipped from US & Canadian distribution canters. www.greatwestlubricants.ca . (CAN) GARAGE/TOOLS Baidhead Cabinet Company, 877.966.2253. Offering a fine selection of quality metal garage cabinets. Many unique modules. SS and custom colors available. Many sizes to choose from. Call for a custom quote and drawing. See ad in this issue. www.baldheadcabinets.com . (CA) REAL ESTATE J.R. Rouse, Alain Pine! Realtors. 831.620.6158. Selling the Monterey Peninsula one property at a time! jr@jrrouse.com, jrrouse.com. (CA) TRAVEL Stephanie Warrington. 800.594.0805, 503.231.5103. The official travel agent for Sports Car Market. Specializing in international travel, custom vacations, and groups. stephanie@wtpdx.com . (OR). YOU'VE READ HIS STUFF FOR YEARS. NOW FIND OUT WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT YOUR STUFF. You can't take the Chequered Hull if your car doesn't make the event. COSI:1EL INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION The ONLY experienced shipper of sportf,,, racing, and classic cars to road, track and Concours events world wide. We take care of everything .. you just FLY AND DRIVE! • MARTIN E. BUTTON, INC. Phone: Fax www. coadel.corn emaiL info@cosdel.com The same Dave Kinney who you have read in these pages for years also happens to be David H. Kinney, ASA, the owner of USAppraisal, and an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. Dave not only knows his stuff about cars, but he also knows his stuff about automobile appraisals. Our rates are straightforward , easy to understand and set in advance. Call us, visit our website, or just drop by and say hello. DAVID N. KINNEY ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers 1-800-USA-ppra(isal) (1-800-872-7772) www.USAppraisal.com USAPPRAISAL October 2005 111


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Resource Directory  The New SON Online Insider's Forum Now at www.sportscarmarket.com Discussions on: Auctions Monterey Weekend Rallies, Club Events What's in Your Garage Motorcycles Restoration Tips eBay Car Scams and more We are happy to announce the SCM Insider's Forum. This new section will further the sense of community in the collector car world, and provide an avenue for you to drive your points home. So go ahead and sign up, sign in, and start posting today. www.sportscar  Exotic Car Transport ORLANDO FLORIDA Open and Enclosed Carrier Service! ,  _v. , "Get the whole story of Exotic Car Transport, visit us on the Worldwide Web." 1-800-766-8797 www.exoticcartransport.corn Nationwide Transport of Exotic, Vintage and Luxury Automobiles Indoor Storage Available 112 ,..,,„. r...-' e . Keep your Sports Cur Marker issues looking brand new. Slipcases are library quality. Constructed with heavy bookbinder's board and covered in a rich flag blue leatherette material. A custom silver label with the Sports Cur Market logo is included. One-$15 Three-$40 Six-S80 Add $3.50 per slipcase for P& H. Send to: TNC Enterprises Dept. SCM P.O. Box 2475, Warminster, PA 18974 Enclose name, address (No PO. boxes please) and payment with your order. USA orders only. You can even call 215-674-8476 to order by phone. Credit Card Orders Visa, MC, AmEx accepted. Send name, card number, expiration date and signature. Satisfaction Guaranteed To Order Online: www.tneenterprises.net/sem .com email: stephanie@wtpdx.com  503.231.5103  800.594.0805  Protect Your Issues I'D RATHER BE USING HOST VVORK,S Call HostWorks to get your company's E-commerce intitatives onto the web. (1-10 Travel begins here . . . Stephanie Warrington The Official Travel Agent for Sports Car Market Specializing in International Travel, Custom Vacations & Groups 700 NE Multnomah, #478 Portland OR 97232 World Travel Inc. 16,1■1■■■■■ WARNING: Dear Car Collector, Your Gold Password is scm0123 Volume 3, Number 1S Mecum Auctions will hold its first auction in Augusta, GA. It will be held near the Augusta National Golf Club on the weekend of the Masters Golf Tournament, April 11-12. The auction features Corvette, and a 2001 Lamborghini Diablo. For _ As an SCM GOLD member w infior yr: l:n receive exclusive e-mails giving you near-instant auction results. Sign up today and start getting the inside information you need, sent so fast it may cause your computer to smoke like a two-stroke Saab! www.sportscarmarket.com "VIWVIL% Sports Car Market a 1927 Bentley 4.5 Liter Vanden Plas Tourer, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, a 1963 Chevrolet FerrariPortal.com "•"A.4. Over 700 links Classified Ads Ferrari Newsfeed Event Listings WORKS. S17-- hostworks.com 303-539-1839 Upgrading to SCM GOLD may cause your keyboard to sizzle.


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@match Carl Bomstead It looks like a self-contained, auto-smoking, environmentally enclosed, smoke recirculation, multi-smoker bong The kit allowed the electrical wiring smoke to be metered through the fuse box, and it identified the circuit that had released its original wiring smoke. The circuit could thus be repaired and the replacement wiring smoke re-introduced into the system. This "factory authorized" wiring smoke was stated to be much more consistent in size than the "lumpy" Taiwanese reproduction smoke that is often re-introduced into British car wiring systems. A Over 70 questions ensued, and while we can't print all of them, here are a few of the more interesting: creative fellow recently offered an "N.O.S. Lucas Wiring Replacement Smoke Kit" on eBay Motors. It was said to be Lucas P/N 53043 and included the rare Churchill Tool 18G548BS adapter tube and metering valve. Q: Once I re-introduce smoke into my TR-2 do you guarantee that its system will resume operating at the speed of dark? A: If you re-introduce the smoke through a microwave oven you may even go back in time Q: Can I use this device to replace the smoke in my Alfa Spider? Is British wiring smoke the same as Italian smoke? A: Only if it is pre-Bosch. Q: It looks like a self-contained, auto-smoking, environmentally enclosed, smoke recirculation, multi-smoker bong I created in the late '60s. Are you sure you did not get this idea from me? A: Could be. I can't remember The auction was ended early because the item was "lost or broken." Here are a few other things that did sell, although none as fascinating. EBAY MOTORS #4561056898—"THE SCM" 1977 AMC PACER D/L WAGON. Number of Bids: 26. SOLD AT: $2,750. Date: 7/17/2005. This could have been another of Editor Martin's follies, as he is prone to finding orphans by the side of the road, buying them, and then attempting to minimize his loss with a quick resale. This particular car reminded me of a friend who was forced to take one as his company car back in the '70s. After three weeks driving the Pacer, he found himself unable to pawn off the car on someone else in the organization, so he resigned his position, unwilling to face further scorn and ridicule. These cars do have an effect on people, but rarely of the variety that causes them to actually buy one. However, as Martin bought this one for $1,400 at a garage sale in Tacoma, WA, and doubled SCM's money when he sold it to a Texan SCMer who is eager to drive it home, it looks like everyone is happy here. SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION Sports Car Market magazine (ISSN #1527859X) is published monthly by Keith Martin Publications, PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292. Periodicals postage paid at Portland, OR, and additional entries. Subscription rates are $58 for 12 monthly issues in the US, $78 Canada/Mexico, Europe $88, Asia/Africa/Middle East $98. Subscriptions are payable in advance in US currency. Make checks to: Sports Car Market. Visa/MC accepted. For instant subscription, call 24-hours 800.289.2819, 503.252.5812; fax 503.252.5854. 114  EBAY #7164201306—VALVOLINE INDIAN MOTOCYCLE OIL ONEGALLON CAN. Number of Bids: 23. SOLD AT: $2,716.67. Date: 6/27/2005. Valvoline made oil especially for Indian Motocycles and packaged it in these attractive cans. This was an exceptional example, and it sold for a bunch. While these cans show up on occasion and normally sell in the $1,500 range, this one was EBAY #5985088501— EARLY TIN WIND-UP TOY CAR WITH DRIVER. Number of Bids: 30. SOLD AT: $1,225. Date: 7/8/2005. This wonderful little pressed-tin wind-up toy was very presentable with only a few minor blemishes. The driver wore his original cloth duster and his well worth the premium. As always: condition, condition, condition. head and arms moved with the car. The seller could not find any manufacturers mark; however, some quick research indicated that the toy appeared in the 1911 Carette catalog and that it was manufactured by "KBN." Had the seller done a little homework, he might have tripled what was paid here. EBAY #7167672254-1929 MINNESOTA SHELL ROAD MAP. Number of Bids: 11. SOLD AT: $73. Date: 7/5/2005. In the late '20s and early '30s, Shell offered a number of colorful maps with great graphics. This is one of my favorites, showing five period automobiles, a plane, a motorboat, and a service station. When new, these were free for the asking, but times change. Now this map has to be considered a decent buy, as they often sell for close to a C note. EBAY MOTORS EBAY #5214279464-1914 INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY 500 PROGRAM. Number of Bids: 14. SOLD AT: $1,000. Date: 6/29/2005. This unique program was appraised for $1,200 at a recent "Antiques Roadshow" event, meaning that it should come as no great surprise that it sold for less when offered in the real world. While the program was from the fourth running of the Indy 500, it was rather dull and the graphics were lackluster. Indy 500 collectors are a committed bunch, however, so the price for this rare souvenir was not out of line. #4556763513-1948 TUCKER AUTOMOBILE RADIO. Number of Bids: 16. SOLD AT: $890. Date: 6/25/2005. This offering included the remains of a shipping box, a schematic diagram, the metal Tucker radio housing, some rusty cables, and the radio tuner with T-U-C-K-E-R spelled out on the selector buttons. I would have expected a complete radio in good condition to bring well north of $1,000, so the price here wasn't too out of line.• POSTMASTER Send address changes to: Sports Car Market PO Box 16130, Portland OR 97292 CPC IPM Sales Agreement No. 1296205 Sports (or Market


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